7. Receiving An Interesting Email From A Fan
While looking through her emails one day, Price noticed an interesting one from a viewer. The email was short and didn't have any body text; it was just a subject line, but it grabbed Price's attention. The viewer said that they noticed a lump on her neck and she should go see a doctor.
At first, Price didn't know if she should take this email seriously because the person could have been a troll or the lump could have been a shadow from the lighting. She was hesitant to see her doctor, but her boyfriend told her it is better to get it checked in case.
8. It Was Time To Take Things Seriously
While she had been reporting on a global health crisis for a few months, she had neglected to take care of her own health. Even if it turned out to be nothing, Price wanted to be safe and listen to the viewer. She decided to make an appointment with her doctor, and within a week she was in the office to start testing.
When her doctor initially examined this lump, he decided to order an ultrasound to see what was happening internally. The doctor also ordered some bloodwork to get some more information. While the blood work turned out fine, Price did not get the news she wanted to hear.
9. Even More Testing Than She Expected
The ultrasound revealed a nodule on her thyroid, so the doctor decided to perform a biopsy. Price was shocked that this was turning out to be a bigger situation. She had not felt any symptoms, so it was strange that the doctor was concerned. Price just wanted some answers so she could understand what was happening.
Over the past few months, Price had felt tired, but she accredited her lack of energy due to the long work hours while she covered the global pandemic. There were so many questions running through her mind and it was overwhelming. She was about to get the result she was dreading.
10. Sharing The News With Her Supportive Viewers
After bloodwork, an ultrasound, and a biopsy, Price's doctor informed her that she had thyroid cancer, and it had spread to a few lymph nodes.
The doctor told her that they caught in a very early stage so that the procedure would be simple, and she wouldn't need radiation. Although she had some answers, many questions still kept her up at night.
11. More Unanswered Questions
Price wondered if this would affect her voice or if she would have to wear a turtleneck to cover up an unsightly scar. She lives in Florida, so a turtleneck would not help her in the heat and humidity.
Price heard that people could have a hoars voice for weeks following the procedure, and she wondered how it would affect her going back to work. She was nervous that she wouldn't be able to speak for longer than she expected.
12. At Such A Young Age, How Can This Happen
Once Price was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, she started to do some research. She is only 29-years-old, so how could she have cancer? She had no family history, and she lived a healthy lifestyle.
Growing up, she was active as an equestrian, and into adulthood, she enjoys the outdoors. Although Price realized it had nothing to do with her lifestyle. After researching about her type of cancer, Price found that it is relatively common for women around her age to get nodules on their thyroids.