I hope you have found this web site informative. As I said before this is my account and feelings of being treated for thyroid cancer. By no means is this going to happen to you nor are you certain to have the same experiences, but hopefully it will bring an understanding of this disease and how it may make you feel as well as preparing yourself for some of the effects that may happen.
For those reading for interest, perhaps someone close to you has been diagnosed, I hope this gives an insight into how they may be feeling. I know I could not have got though that period without the love and care from Tom, my family and friends. Knowing that if I needed a cry or just someone to listen was paramount to my quick recovery.
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UPDATE 08/11/2003: Tom finally proposed after seven years of being together, we will be getting married on 30 April 2005.
UPDATE 05/2004: I was featured in an article in Company Magazine (UK Only) which is no longer available in the shops. The photo from the first page of this website was taken by the magazine.
UPDATE 08/2004: This is the first anniversary of the launch of this website. I have had over 7,500 hits last year! Not bad for a little website.
UPDATE 30/11/2004: Page 46 of The Daily Mail printed an article on my experiences.
UPDATE 30/04/2005: We finally tied the knot, a great day was had by all. Now Mrs Ruth Presswood!!
UPDATE 08/2005: Reached the second anniversary of this website. Had over 16,000 hits last year. Am acutally really shocked it is that many, didn't think it was that many.
UPDATE 08/2006: Third anniversary of this website. Had over 20,000 hits last year. Can see that I am going to smash through that already.
UPDATE 09/2006: It has almost been seven years since I was given the all clear. We will be celebrating our ten year anniversary since we met, with a trip to the USA in November.
UPDATE 02/2007: We are expecting the arrival of our first baby on 08 August 2007. We are excited about the prospects of becoming parents.
UPDATE 06/2007: We have a son, Tobias Elliot. He arrived a little early on 15 May 2007 at only 28 weeks gestation by emergency C-section. He is in the NICU and is doing very well. He is a little fighter like his mum but won't be home till his original birth date in August.
UPDATE 08/2007: Toby finally came home after 12 weeks and six days in hospital weighing 6lbs 4ozs. We are all enjoying our time as a family.
UPDATE 01/2010: Alexander Thomas Presswood arrived 22 January, weighing in at a whopping 9lbs 2.5ozs.
UPDATE 04/2010: I have been in remission now for over 10 1/2 years, and still counting