Cycling through Cancer, in the midst of COVID-19

By Eleanor Wiseman We all suffered from the pandemic. For me, it’s been some of the scariest days of my life. It’s taken me many iterations to find the right way to write this. On the one hand, my personality pushes me to move on by minimizing what I am going through; on the other hand, I feel the need to accurately paint the reality to inform others, break taboos but also to honor other cancer patients’ journeys and acknowledge the stress I’ve imposed on my support network.  March 2020 - my phone rings. It’s not great news - the test results from my thyroid biopsy are back: I have thyroid cancer. For the few weeks prior, I had known the nodules in my neck were suspicious but had convinced myself it wasn’t going to be cancer: I felt fine, had just survived long work weeks with a hard block of training and had gotten myself a top 10 GC spot at...
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