It’s been three months since this whole journey began…
One year—and my heart swells with only GRATEFULNESS. I’m still alive today, and more than alive—I’m healed and still cancer free! I had my tumor marker test recently and the results were NEGATIVE. Hallelujah!
It’s been exactly a year ago since I had my surgery. I feel like several years have gone by after everything that has happened, yet I can still clearly remember the roller coaster ride of events and emotions.
You’re probably wondering how I came up with the name of my blog. Why ‘Trademarked By Love’?
The worst part for me post surgery wasn’t the pain from surgery, the surgical wound nor was it the slightly hoarse voice (which eventually improved over time). It was the effect of transient hypocalcemia (low calcium), which the surgeon had warned me of before the operation, that was really difficult and terrible.
We’ve heard this phrase—either it’s been told to us or we’ve said it to others to bring encouragement in the midst of a tough situation: ‘keep the faith’.
But what does it really mean—to keep the faith?
Most people use the term ‘squad’ nowadays. As for me, I call my squad my “SUPER friends”.
What makes a friend S.U.P.E.R.?
I can’t stress this enough—it is crucial to find the right doctor. ‘Right’ meaning a doctor who satisfies ALL of the following conditions:
It all started with a slight neck discomfort when lying down, which I felt within the first two weeks of May 2016. There was no pain, no difficulty in swallowing or breathing. ZERO history of any thyroid illness.