What is THE thyroid gland?
The thyroid gland is a gland in the front of the neck. It is either known as butterfly shaped, or as bowtie shaped. When the thyroid is its normal size, you can't feel it. The thyroid gland is also a reddish-brown color, as it is rich with blood vessels. It is in charge of making hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy and that help your body work normally.
What is thyroid cancer?
Thyroid cancer is an uncommon form of cancer. This is caused by abnormal cells beginning to grow in your thyroid gland. It is, most of the time, a very curable cancer. The ability to be cured depends on which type of thyroid cancer you have. The easiest type of thyroid cancer to treat is papillary thyroid cancer.
I was a couple days later that I was in at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning, and the nurses were prepping me to go through a seven and a half hour long surgery.
The team of doctors I had were very nice. They made me feel at ease throughout all of the prep processes. The nurses were kind as they put in the IVS. The anesthesiologist was so professional and caring, and she is the reason that I want to be an anesthesiologist myself.
The seven and a half hour surgery felt like a five minute nap, and soon enough, I had woken up in a hospital room, surrounded my warm blankets and multicolored teddy bears. The circumstances were not very fun, but I am so thankful that the people in my life who made it easier to get through.
Because I got my cancer as a kid, I was a part of the Make a Wish Foundation. I was invited to go to multiple special opportunities. I got to go to Disney World with my family for a week.
I was also given the opportunity to go to different sport events, like a Colt's game. I got to walk out onto the field, and my face was on the big screen. The crowd cheered loudly for me, and it felt great.
One of my favorites was going to the NFL Experience. That's where I learned how to throw a football, and I got to, of course, watch a football game, too.