Tuesday, April 23, 2013

*Adams Apple update* Post Biopsy

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I'm being so candid with you guys...

Had my Biopsy on Friday. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. Even with the pain killers injected it was very unpleasant. In fact I think the injection was the worst part. They said I would feel burning... I would describe it more as jabbing me with thousands of needles... yeah, thats pretty accurate.

The Doc stuck me with 7 needles. Moving then around and trying to get good samples. Unfortunately for the Doc and Myself he couldn't get anything good. He just kept drawing blood out of it.

The good news is there is no calcium built up in my adams apple. However because the biopsy was inconclusive we still don't know what this lump is. The Doc says it's time to have it just removed.

I set a date for May 20th to go under and have this lil fella finally removed. Down on paper it states he hasn't decided to remove my whole thyroid or not.  Once removed I'm donating it science. I love Science! (Any of you med students out there better take caution, you may one day handle my adams apple in an experiment) Good news is after a two hour operation I will get to go home and rest up for a week.

I'm scared of the operation and what it may mean for me after. I will have a scar that I have come to terms with. I know if any one asks I have concocted this crazy story about rescuing a cruise ship from Pirates... lol. This operation may alter my voice... that scares me. I'm no singer but I LOVE my voice. Also i may need to take supplements for the rest of my life to regulate my thyroid. I really don't want to get fat... like REALLY REALLY REALLY. (no offense to my curvy friends. You are all beautiful.) So my life may change significantly after this... or it may not change at all. But I will try my best to make it a positive change.

And for everyone who asked, "Is it cancer?" I don't know. But it is getting removed. Maybe I will have an answer after... but really who knows.

I'll see a whole bunch of you in Albany come June and I'll show you my awesome scar!

Thanks so much for all your support. It means a lot... now you guys have to start yelling at me about getting work done... Ginger girls is still not done and I have a book i need to work on. AHHHHHH!!!!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Big "C" word

lol What am I doing?
Cancer... I might not even have it!

A lot of you have been messaging me with concern that I haven't been as active this year. I normally would have my appearances posted and I would be setting dates to come out and see all you wonderful Pinky Punks.

I have been sick. Those that follow me on facebook know this already. There is a possibility that I have cancer connected to my Thyroid. There is a big'ol mass in my throat this look a bit like an Adams Apple. I have so lovingly decided to call it my... Adams apple (how fitting). At first it did not bother me. it could barely be seen, but over the past few months is has grown a lot.

 About a week ago my left thyroid became inflamed and I was having trouble swallowing. I went to the emergency and got a cat scan done. They let me go and set up a date for a Biopsy, FINALLY!

My biopsy is tomorrow morning... and I'm terrified... of the needle. If this does turn out to be cancer it is very very very operable. I'm not going to die. Thyroid cancer is very common. But that doesn't change the fact that I am terrified of getting an operation. Cancer or not my Adams apple need to GO like yesterday.

I'm sick often and I just want to get back to work. I have an animation to finish and a book to begin. There is SOOOOO much I want to share with you guys. Just hang in there and I will too!

Please don't worry to much. I will be okay! Once I get the results of the Biopsy I will let everyone know.

Thanks for your continued support. I love you all!!!!!!

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In the mean time I will let you know my next big appearance is at The Albany Comic Con, June 16th. For more info head over to their website http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com

I'm also considering Wizard World New York experience. Although the price is a table is a bit much.