Dropping the C Word: “I Have Cancer”

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January 27, 2014 by Isaac Hovet

I admire the journey of fellow Christ followers as they wrestle through ups and downs. Tim’s perspective is helpful.

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I’d never seen tears shoot straight out of someone’s face. But that changed a few weeks ago.

After bumping into a close friend at a Christmas Eve service, I decided to tell her what I’d recently learned myself: I have thyroid cancer. The news was so sudden and raw that her tears just shot right out. She grabbed my arm and declared, “You can’t just drop the C word!”

Hearing the Word “Cancer” is Hard

It had only been the week before when my doctor had dropped the C word on me. A routine checkup led to the discovery of a lump on my throat, which led to an ultrasound, which led to a biopsy, which led to the life-altering pronouncement: we found some cancer. Papillary thyroid cancer to be exact.

Over the past month my emotions have been on a roller coaster. Not the mega-thrill-ride variety, but more like…

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2 thoughts on “Dropping the C Word: “I Have Cancer”

  1. Deb says:

    Oh Man Isaac….at first glance I thought that was you talking. Thyroid cancer. Man. Gonna catch my breath now.

  2. Isaac Hovet says:

    I am sorry for that!!!

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