So my Middle East trip was life-changing in many different ways. While touring Galilee, a doctor (who was traveling with us) approached me and just started feeling my neck. I was a little taken aback, to say the least. She said she noticed a lump there and suggested I have it checked out when I got home. I did and it turns out I have a growth on my thyroid that is most likely cancer. So at the end of the month, I will have surgery to remove it (the lump and my thyroid). After the surgery, I will have to go through a one-time radiation treatment.
People keep telling me that of all the cancers, thyroid cancer is a great one to have. Yay? I do know that I will be fine--the prognosis of returning back to a normal life is very good. It just may be a rough couple of months followed by an off year, BUT in the end I will be fine. It is just something I need to get through.
Is it bad that the thing that I am most worried about is having a scar on my neck? I think it really speaks to my priorities, or lack of them. But come on, I have a really lovely neck. Sigh.
So, yeah. Just thought I would let you all know. It is funny cause I rarely share very personal things on my blog. I like keeping this a place that is fun, creative and light-hearted. But it seemed weird to have something like this going on in my life and pretend it is not happening on my blog. I really don't see myself talking about it too much here, but no doubt it will unavoidably pop up now and again. (As in, I see knitting myself some scar scarfs.)
As far as the blog goes, I am not going to completely disappear. But for the next little bit, I might not be as active. I know you guys understand.