2. Don't GOOGLE your condition, just DON'T!
So I set the date. June 28th, somewhat coincidently what would have been my parents 48th wedding anniversary.
Pre-op procedures for cancer surgeries, if you're not having any sort of radiation or chemo, are pretty standard. You go get a round of tests making sure you are healthy enough to "go under," or to let the team know what to watch for when you are unconscious.
While I've worked as a "fitness professional" for 19 year (Oh wow , I just calculated that!) I've never considered myself an "athlete." Call it what you will, but I've mostly thought of my job as a way for me to channel an insane amount of excess physical energy. What I didn't realize ( possibly because my science teachers weren't particularly inspiring) is that I am a SUPER NERD, when it comes to anatomy and biomechanics. Perhaps a bit of control freak as well, because I like to know everything in detail. So of course, I would simply GOOGLE Papillary Thyroid Cancer right? Specifically scars, and what they look like.
Luckily the internet likes Brooke Burke so you get her and then you get a picture of someone who looks, legit like Frankenstein. And then you stupidly start to go deeper, and realize there could be permanent damage to your voice.
Which is pretty is the most necessary thing to everything you do... And then you keep digging, until your husband shuts your computer and forces you to go for a walk and get a glass of wine, because "Google Holes" are NOT! Repeat NOT!! Productive so STOP, before you even start. Trust me you'll be ALOT happier.
And so will your Doctor. Cause while the Interwebs are great for kitten videos, they are not med school.