It’s still so clear to me to remember how all of this started. How what happened over the next two weeks would change my life forever. How my life would never be the same again
I remember standing in the shower and noticing that my arm pit was slightly swollen. I had a poke and ouch. Geez it was sore. I had a poke around, breast was normal and nothing else out of the ordinary so I ignored it and thought nothing more for the next few days. I mean I had been to the gym the day before so figured it was just a strained muscle.
A week or so later, Approximetely 9 months ago, I went to my GP for a routine Pap smear. My arm pit was still swollen but the pain had gone so I didn’t think anything of it and definitely didn’t mention it to my GP. I had put off my Pap smear for a few months and like most of us just thought it was an uncomfortable inconvenience. There I was sitting there in the GP office wishing the next few minutes would be over, I mean who would ever want to have a Pap smear
I was sitting there in my own world wishing it was over when I remember my GP calling my name. This brought me back to the present and my GP took one look at me and said “your thyroid is enlarged”. Little did I know at this point that this would be the point when my life would be changed forever , that one little sentence from my GP would actually end up saving my life.