As I mentioned in my About Me section, I was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2003, I had no idea what a thyroid even was or where it was located. We all have a thyroid, it is in the middle of our neck and is the shape of a butterfly. A butterfly is a symbol of rebirth, growth and positive change. When I began my cancer journey, I had no idea what I was truly in for! As I sit here in 2017, in front of my screen I will tell you that when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer 14 years ago, I was a true caterpillar, frightened of what was happening to me and my body but aching for a positive change. From being told I was going to die and only had months to live, I took control of myself, through healthy eating, excersize, and finally learning to live life to its absolute fullest and realizing that at no time does any doctor have the right to tell you your fate, I learned to truly open myself up and to find my authentic self I transformed myself into a healthy, (self proclaimed sexy), viral sexy butterfly and I will tell you that at the age of 45 I feel better than when I was 16! And I am only getting better!