Be the Boss Over Cancer

by Sarah P. on November 24, 2009
I was Diagnosed with:
papillary thyroid
Date of Diagnosis:
October 20, 2007
Employment Status:
part-time under the table employment
Age:
29
Type and Description of Treatments:
11/2007 full Thyroidectomy 12/2007- Iodine radiation (oral dose of radiation 200mc) 4/2008 lymph node surgery. nodes are benign. 11/2009 in process of scheduling surgery for suspicious lymph node
How do you feel today?

Since this is the third time that I am scheduling treatment and surgery I don't feel panicked. However my doctors have told me that they don't really understand why I keep getting lymph nodes that test positive in the needle biopsy.

I may need to find a new doctor but I am not sure if that would help or just disrupt my treatment.

Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your life?

Before the diagnosis I was working on starting my own business. Since the diagnosis I have decided that I do not want to have that much risk and stress in my professional life and I have begun training for a more conservative job choice.

What is going well for you right now?

I have been able to find steady part-time work that is flexible enough for my treatment.