Up and Down Again

Tweet It seems the good spirits of my last blog post were a little premature. A shortish time after I had got through chronicling how well I was feeling, I noticed a letter in the mail box. The letter was from my surgeon to my endocrinologist, CCd to me, and included my pathology results. Radioactive ...

What did you say?

What did you say?
Tweet “What?” has been Meghan’s favourite phrase this week, as I’ve had a very weak voice but still insist on saying things from different rooms or over noises like the dishwasher or television. Other than that, I’m recovering well. I’ve had some swelling in the last few days, and a bit of nausea to boot, ...

Blergh Continued 1

Blergh Continued
Tweet Predictably, following surgery I’m feeling even more unwell than I was last week. But there are some immediate upsides too. Aside from the pain in my neck, I have a pretty nasty cough and apparently my left vocal chord isn’t working because the laryngeal nerve was “stretched” to give room for the tumour to ...

Blergh

Blergh
Tweet Blergh. That’s how I’ve been feeling for the last week or so. And this, too: Can’t sleep but always tired. Can’t concentrate. Feel like I’m going to be sick after eating. Getting light-headed. Heavy breathing. Just generally feeling crappy. 7 days to go. Tweet

A Tale of Four Doctors 1

A Tale of Four Doctors
Tweet This week, I had my first surgical consultation with the team of doctors at Royal North Shore Hospital who will be removing my thyroid, the 8cm tumour attached to it, and the lymph nodes nearby. The head surgeon, a Professor of Surgery at a Sydney university who has reputedly done 14,000 thyroid removals, was ...

The C-Word 3

Tweet There are a couple of ‘C-words’ that are pretty taboo in society, but one of them in particular has a lot of power to cause ongoing angst, lack of sleep, and some off-the-wall reactions in people. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on March 25 following a series of tests including an ultrasound, x-rays, ...

AGL Responds

Tweet Shortly after I posted my piece on AGL’s marketing tactics, I received a call from an AGL marketing rep. He was able to explain why my original cold caller had gotten it so badly wrong, and that AGL wasn’t out to deceive customers. Essentially, the system had broken down within the call centre, and ...

The Big Switch: How Energy Companies Dupe People into Switching 2

The Big Switch: How Energy Companies Dupe People into Switching
Tweet UPDATE: AGL has apologised and explained. See this post for details For a few days now, I’ve been receiving missed calls from a Victorian landline. It wasn’t a number I recognised and the caller hadn’t been leaving messages, so I did what any Gen-Y would do and Googled the number. It turns out this ...

Cat in a Box

Tweet The Kitteh Does Play Cat in a Box by Travis Holland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.Based on a work at www.youtube.com/tah727. Tweet