Sunday, May 2, 2010

Capillary Thyroid Carcinoma - How I feel about it!

Thanks to all of my friends out there for your support and kind words relative to my cancer. I truly appreciate you. Your support and care mean more to me than I can put into words.

Any sad or “why me” feelings that I might have otherwise have had about it, are by far outweighed by my happiness that it was caught early. I told you that one of my step-daughters and I had been in a pretty bad car wreck several years before. If I hadn’t trashed a couple of disks in that wreck, I still wouldn’t know about the cancer. The tumors were internal and I didn’t feel them at all.

If my orthopedic doctor (Dr. Singh) hadn’t thoroughly examined the MRI he had me get, then I still wouldn’t know about the tumors. He said he makes it a habit to look at everything that shows up in an MRI, even if it is not related to what he requested it for.

So, I’m not sad at all. I’m tickled pink, not only that I got in the wreck, but also because Dr. Singh spotted them. Remember, all the doctors told me that thyroid cancer is a good one to get, if you catch it early. They also told me that it is a bad one to get if you catch it late.

The stars are aligned, my good karma is totally in surplus, and after the crap I put up with in my earlier life, I EXPECT good things to happen to me now, and they do! This isn’t ad for “The Secret” or Norman Vincent Peale, but it could be.

So don’t be sad for me, be happy!
I’m happy!

Thanks again...


  1. Some parallel to the saying "when a door closes a window opens"...glad the car wreck have a good side to it.

    And its always good to have karma in surplus!

  2. Very good outlook on all of this Pat, I appreciate you sharing with us what you have been through and I do expect to see you around for a long time due to the fact you have a positive outlook on where you are going and that everything lined up to keep you going in the right direction.

    Thank God for early detection and the habits of a good doctor.

  3. A positive attitude goes a long way too, and I don't see you as being any weak guy. There is a lot of strength in everything that you do. But, I am still pleased that you were found out early.
    You know, a lot of things have happened to me, and I'm not the sort of person who sees me as some attention seeker, so that is why I rarely talk about myself.
    I bought a copy of "The Secret" but I've not read it yet. Do you believe in all this stuff?

  4. You're positive outlook is inspiring!

  5. Here's hoping you keep drawing in the good karma my brother. You are the example of how to live a life and I hope you are around a long time to keep teaching me that lesson.

  6. Early detection is fantastic :) My dad was very lucky in that his prostate cancer was caught as early as you could possibly ever catch prostate cancer. He's in the clear now, but I am forever thankful that luck was on his side!

  7. What a great outlook and attitude. Yahooo!

  8. Well, Pat, as usual, you take something bad and turn it around into something good.
    It appears you do have lots of good karma stored up.

  9. Chuck - thanks! I never thought I'd be happy to have an auto accident.

    Jimmy - thanks! I really do feel a debt to Dr. Singh for his proactive habits.

    Alice - thanks so much. Yes, I really do believe in the power of positive thinking. I think if you expect good things to happen, they do. It's really worked for me. I'm feel very fortunate for it!

    Ms A and Betty - See above...LOL. The positive attitude (and a little luck) is key. thanks for your support.

    Cal - thanks for that. After a half-life of the negative side of things, I'm happy to say that my karma runneth over! I'm very fortunate.

    Athina - you are right, early detection is the key. That's why I tell anybody that will listen, to get their physicals and go the doc regularly.

  10. Joe - Thanks my friend! I guess it's payback for all the crap that happened earlier...

  11. Thank YOU for the reassurances about your health, Pat. You were definitely due for some good luck, and I'm glad it came your way.I am happy for you!

  12. Thanks for sharing this incredible
    journey and your positive outlook.
    Stay well and keep smiling.

  13. Robyn and Faye - thanks!
    Up until my first post about it last week, there weren't more than 3 or 4 people outside of my family who knew.

  14. Absolutely inspiring and wonderful they caught the cancer in time! Take care of yourself.

    Layla from L.A.

  15. I am a firm believer that a positive attitude will fight the cancer internally. In fact, as a nurse, I have SEEN it,many times.
    So, with your positivity,I am sure you will beat this completely.
    May the angels also be with are in my thoughts!

  16. I'm happy for you, and happy your around to share your stories with us.

  17. A lot of things were certainly aligned for you, you're very lucky.

  18. Great attitude man... I fully believe attitude can pull you through most things.. ive seen it happen...
    Keep up the good spirits...

    from a fellow stepfather.


  19. It's great to learn that everything is OK and your positivity throughout this is admirable!

    Thanks for letting us know about this part of your life. Keep taking care of yourself!

  20. We're happy that you're healthy!

  21. that's a good way to look at it. Always look for the positive. I wish you all the best. Kick that cancer's ass.

  22. Wishing you well!

    from the bitch from hell

  23. Your observations on the procedure, your descriptions, and your reactions have all been a treat to read. Thank you, Pat!

  24. It sounds like you were very fortunate to have good doctors. :)

    I think you're right about Eastern State Pen having a reputation for being haunted. It sure looks the part. :)

  25. Yeeeaaaaa Pat!!! So thankful!


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