In This House

We have been through some tough times this year, in fact the toughest we have ever had to face and I am so thankful to have my family by my side. About 6 months ago, my daughter was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer at age 12.  As a parent I can’t even begin to explain how heartbreaking this was.  Since her surgery to remove the cancer she has been really struggling everyday to learn how to live without a thyroid, hypo/hyperthyroidism and also has hypoparathyroidism that seems to be here for good.  As if that wasn’t enough, last August (just a few months after cancer diagnosis) my other daughter and my son were diagnosed with Hashimotos Disease, and I also found out I was also positive for Hashimotos Disease.  So, long story short, we have quickly become the Thyroid Family.  I am not complaining, I am just learning how to navigate this new chapter of our lives. I am by no means an expert on any of this, but I am definitely going to be the best mom advocate for my kiddos that I can be.  Everyday I learn more, and everyday we keep surviving!  Recently I read something similar to what I have created below about chemo and cancer, and I was inspired to make something personalized for our family-really to highlight was this year has been all about here.  In the end-no one fights alone, family and friends mean everything!

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