What did you say?

What did you say?
Tweet “What?” has been Meghan’s favourite phrase this week, as I’ve had a very weak voice but still insist on saying things from different rooms or over noises like the dishwasher or television. Other than that, I’m recovering well. I’ve had some swelling in the last few days, and a bit of nausea to boot, ...

Blergh Continued 1

Blergh Continued
Tweet Predictably, following surgery I’m feeling even more unwell than I was last week. But there are some immediate upsides too. Aside from the pain in my neck, I have a pretty nasty cough and apparently my left vocal chord isn’t working because the laryngeal nerve was “stretched” to give room for the tumour to ...


Tweet Blergh. That’s how I’ve been feeling for the last week or so. And this, too: Can’t sleep but always tired. Can’t concentrate. Feel like I’m going to be sick after eating. Getting light-headed. Heavy breathing. Just generally feeling crappy. 7 days to go. Tweet

A Tale of Four Doctors 1

A Tale of Four Doctors
Tweet This week, I had my first surgical consultation with the team of doctors at Royal North Shore Hospital who will be removing my thyroid, the 8cm tumour attached to it, and the lymph nodes nearby. The head surgeon, a Professor of Surgery at a Sydney university who has reputedly done 14,000 thyroid removals, was ...

The C-Word 3

Tweet There are a couple of ‘C-words’ that are pretty taboo in society, but one of them in particular has a lot of power to cause ongoing angst, lack of sleep, and some off-the-wall reactions in people. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on March 25 following a series of tests including an ultrasound, x-rays, ...

Cat in a Box

Tweet The Kitteh Does Play Cat in a Box by Travis Holland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.Based on a work at www.youtube.com/tah727. Tweet