As some of you already know, a few months ago I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer (the best cancer to get, they say). In early March, I noticed a lump on my throat just above my collar bone. I put off getting it checked out, forgetting it was there and then remembering it was there. I finally listened to my wife and went to the doctor. Blood work turned into ultrasounds, three biopsies, and finally surgery to remove my thyroid and the cancer with a lower neck dissection.
Now the recovery can start.
I tell my story because I want to encourage people to not put off the trip to the doctor. Get your shit checked out and do not wait.
Interview a couple of doctors before you decide what to do. Like appraisers, they all have their opinions and are not always in alignment with yours.
I also want to use this post to talk about a charity that you may not be familiar with but which I am committed to supporting in the future. The Young and Brave Foundation is a charity that helps kids with cancer. The kids are WARRIORS. I can’t imagine being a kid or a parent and have to deal with a cancer diagnosis.
The Young and Brave helps those families not just with networking and resources but also financially. If you need a charity to support that truly does a lot of good, check them out.
For my real estate friends, The Young and Brave Foundation has a real estate program designed by REALTORS who want to help. Want more information about this? Please reach out to Garry Eberhardt.
I have read that “there is no such thing as a ‘good’ cancer.” Thyroid cancer changes your life. A 90% cure rate does not cure you from living with the disease or from the fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis.
Although I am confident of a full recovery after my surgery, this has and will change my life forever.
Thank you to my wife, family, and friends for the support
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.