Just got back from another doctor’s appointment. Well… looks like I am going to need surgery to remove the egg size tumor from my throat. It doubled in size in six months time. So the doctor felt it would be best to remove it as soon as possible. Since the tumor is growing on my right thyroid, they will only have to remove that side. As far as the doctor can tell, it is still benign. However, if the growth is cancerous — they will have to remove the left thyroid as well — which means I will have to be on thyroid medications. Ugh… I don’t even believe in taking aspirin. The idea of depending on drugs for the rest of my life scares me more than death. Maybe it’s because of my Buddhism background or perhaps it’s my strong feeling about drug use — I have a great adverse for using modern medicine and the nasty side effects it comes with. And I’m not even going to get into my view about the financial rip offs from the pharmaceutical companies. But… since I want to live — as they say, beggars can’t be choosers. Guess I will find out more tomorrow on what I can or can’t choose.
Thank you everyone for your supportive words and prayers. It means the world to me… 🙂