My phone rang. I looked at the caller ID, it was her. I had been waiting for her call for days but suddenly I hesitated. I said to myself "this call will change my life" all the while totally aware of my kids laughing and playing a few steps from me. I answered. I only remember a few words from the conversation, her words. Labs, deep breath, cancer, highly recommended, surgery, new doctor, biopsy, atypical cells.
Everything I was dreading for a month, the thing that 99% of people don't get, the thing that was so highly unlikely I would have. Thyroid cancer.
The good news is, it was caught early (I think), that I live by the best hospitals in the world and that I will get very good care. That this is a highly curable cancer and that I am young and strong. The bad news is I have cancer.
Now if you will excuse me I am going to crawl in bed with my darling husband and my two gorgeous, smart kids. And if there was any doubt, they are what I willfight for. With my life.