It was a complete surprise. Physically I feel fine. As fine as a mother of 5 typically feels--completely exhausted and scatterbrained. But at my physical, the doctor found a lump in my neck.
Two ultrasounds and a very long and tiny needle later, and I have Papillary Cancer and my thyroid will have to be removed.
I wanted to 'announce' my diagnosis to my friends on line in a light-hearted way, and in a way that I wouldn't have to keep answering the same questions over and over again. So I made a video and posted it on facebook. I'll post it here too.
Or you can watch it on youtube.
I am in denial and terrified all at the same time. But I am also very blessed because I am surrounded by family, supportive friends and good doctors, and this cancer is not aggressive and it is easily treated.