Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Take Care of Your Body!

Hi Kick Back Friends,

I'm taking a bit of a break from posting. I am having my thyroid removed on Friday and will need a little time to rest and recover. Just so you know, a nodule was found on my thyroid during a routine physical examination. That led to an ultrasound which led to a biopsy, and suspicious cells were found. I was also told that my thyroid was not functioning properly, which is why I was feeling exhausted, cranky, and gaining weight. I thought it was part of passing the 50-year-old mark.

The good news is thyroid cancer has a high cure rate and I should be back to my energetic self again within two or three weeks post-surgery.

The kick back advice for you is to make routine physical examinations a priority. I am the first one to put them on the back burner. When my husband asked me when was the last time I had a physical, I couldn't remember. He insisted I make an appointment, which not only may have saved my life, but will make me feel so much better once my dysfunctional, diseased thyroid is out of my body and my medication is regulated. So, if you're not able to find the time to visit your doctor, try harder. You are the most important person in your world. It's time to take care. I'm glad I did!!!

I'll check in next week to let you know how I'm doing. Then...back to finding those kick back moments that make our world a little brighter.




  1. Peggy, I'll be thinking of you during the next few days. From what you say, I'm sure your life will change for the better after convalescence. And your post has prompted me to think about a health check-up: like you, I haven't had one for many years.

  2. Sending you healing thoughts, Peggy. Hope you're up and raring to go as soon as possible. Enjoyed your book - keep 'em coming!

  3. Best wishes for a smooth operation and quick recovery. I'm sending healing thoughts your way.

  4. God bless you, Peggy, I pray that your recovery is quick and complete. Enjoy losing the weight you gained, and having strong nails and hair again!

  5. Wishing you a smooth, speedy recovery, Peggy.

  6. Peggy, you're in my thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery and a much better quality of life. I'm a bit of a "witch" and have good vibes toward your recovery.

    Love, Micki

  7. Thanks for the positive thoughts. They really help. I also think things will go smoothly and I'll be back to my energetic self soon.

  8. Good Luck for your surgery, Peggy. Everything will be fine, you'll see! My thoughts are with you!
    Besides: I'm living without a thyroid glad since I was born. There's nothing to fear. I'm living well. :-)
    Speedy recovery!!!

  9. Thank God your husband was persistent. I too believe in preventive care. When they found my cancer via a routine mammogram, it was at a stage zero. Take care, Peggy. Take time to recover fully and get some much needed rest. Love you.