So Many Positive Things

(A) I have Type 1 diabetes.
(B) I’ve been diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma[1].
(C) It could be worse.

That’s not multiple choice. All three are true. This week, then, in no particular order, are just a few of the positive things I’ve been including in my ongoing (and often-changing) narrative to friends and family when talking about my recent diagnosis of thyroid cancer, a diagnosis that piggybacks onto my diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes from less than three years ago.

  1. papillary thyroid carcinoma:
  2. Endocrine Surgery:
  3. tight control:
  4. complications:

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Eric Lagergren: Eric Lagergren was born in 1974 but didn’t give much thought to diabetes until March 2007, when he was diagnosed with Type 1. He now gives quite a bit of thought to the condition, and to help him better understand his life as a person with diabetes, he writes about it. Eric is the senior editor for the Testing Division at the University of Michigan’s English Language Institute in Ann Arbor. (Eric Lagergren is not a medical professional.)

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