I am one of the lucky ones. My tumor was contained inside my kidney so they took my whole left kidney. Since then, I have several scans to make sure it didn't spread and so far my luck is still flowing. I will do probably do those scans for the rest of my life. The new normal is okay though. I didn't die. I survived after a hellish experience in the hospital and months of recovery.
The weight has come back, and that has me pissed off. It doesn't matter if I restrict calories, give up dairy, sugar, or eating all together the scales aren't budging. I know my thyroid messes with my body but it has been fairly stable. It's bumming me out!
Speaking of the thyroid, my doctor for more than a decade has retired so I start a new endocrinologist in mid-June. I'm hoping a fresh perspective will help me.
It's also the last day of school! This year has been a challenge on so many levels. I'm ready for the break.