Saturday, 13 February 2010

It only seems like yesterday

Sorry for the second blog in one day - I'm dont think i can get around tomorrow.
I just realised that it has been 2 years since I was diagnoised with my tumour. 27th Feb 2008 is when they took my thyroid out and an egg sized tumour. It was 2 days after my 24th birthday and ironically the 27th is my brothers birthday too. I never realised how much the thyroid did and how little awareness there is. When people talk of tumours you think of the obvious ones, I know i did.
I noticed the lump many years before it was dianoised and was always told "its nothing" so i stupidly belived that. If i'd persisted and got it checked out sooner maybe i wouldnt have to of had my thyroid out. I dont want anyone else to be fobbed off - but its not something many people check.
Please keep a check on your neck! My tumour looked like an adam's apple - I often joked i was a man!

This is a (terrible) picture of me and a friend just before the diagnosis but it shows you what to look for.
If your interested in the "after" shots from surgery (please don't look if your squemish!) then follow this link to my FB page - i didnt want to upload them on here!
January is Thyroid Awareness Month - Dont forget about it the other 11 months

Do you know where your thyroid is? -


  1. Wow, I had no idea!

    Hope your having a lovely weekend

    (mind if I add you on facebook?)

  2. Scary stuff, thank you for sharing your experience with us. I had to look at you FB pics, how is the scar now? I guess it must blend in a little with the creases in your neck?
    Glad you are OK now xx

  3. wow I'm so glad you caught it in time and get to share your experience with others to help them prevent the same from happening, thank you

    Queenie xx

  4. My goodness scarytuff indeed you are very brave thanks for sharing it with u...btw I have sent ou friends request on Fb hope you dont mind? :)

  5. You have a great sense of humor!
    If that swelling happened to be a cyst it could be drained.