Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grown-Up Conversations: Bill & Guiliana!

I was watching a the show Guiliana and Bill–not sure if anyone knows them–however she reports on E-news (whoever watches that i don’t know but that’s where she works) and he is the first winner of The Apprentice. Anyway they … Continue reading

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On This Hot Friday…

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On this hot friday afternoon, (it’s over 100degrees in my neck of the woods) i am:Drinking lots of cold water in my new Camelbak water bottle. I own three now…blue, pink and green!Eating lots of fruits including plums and strawberries! Love the … Continue reading

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The Book Club

I am excited! As if i just joined a secret club.  I remember when i was in grade school, my friends and i had a secret girls club.  I was the president and we had meetings during recess time.  I … Continue reading

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Establishing Roots

Even before Mr. Pancakes and i got married, we had talked about establishing roots.  You see over the past several years, i have moved too many times to count.  And since Mr. Pancakes and i moved in together and got … Continue reading

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LongLazySunday: Weekend Wrap-Up!

Thank you for all the great comments about my thyroid experience.  It is definitely a testimony of what God is willing to do if you place all your trust and faith in him!My Weekend Wrap-Up:1)  My girls and i (we … Continue reading

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The Good Cancer: The Happy Beginning

My surgery was scheduled for 6.3.2011, a little over a month after Mr. Pancakes and i were married.  The entire time leading up to the surgery, i was anxious. I was anxious for the surgery to be completed so Mr. Pancakes … Continue reading

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The Good Cancer: Fear vs. Faith?

One of the challenging periods during this storm in my life has been my faith in God versus the emotional side of being human, aka: fear!  Although i trusted that God will get me out of this storm too, i … Continue reading

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The Good Cancer: Treatment Pathway

The treatment for thyroid cancer usually consists of surgical removal of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy),  radioiodine remnant ablation and long term monitoring. I will explain these in details.ThyroidectomyA delicate procedure because the thyroid gland is surrounded by many blood vessels … Continue reading

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The Good Cancer: Causes and Types of Thyroid Cancer

The causes of thyroid cancer are many.  Radiation–People exposed to high levels of radiation are much more likely than others to develop papillary or follicular thyroid cancer. (i received an xray during a dental appointment once!)Family history–Medullary thyroid cancer can … Continue reading

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The Good Cancer: What Does the Thyroid Do Anyway?

Before i went in for the biopsy, i really did not know the function of my thyroid.  I remember Oprah mentioning it in an episode.  Therefore, i knew the thyroid had something to do with weight gain.  But the purpose … Continue reading

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