There’s a truism about thyroid cancer: if you have to get cancer, that’s the one to get. It’s the easiest cancer to deal with and the least deadly. As I write this, I’m waiting to Roland to come over to drive me to the hospital for another blood draw— I had one 2 days ago— and then for a followup with the endocrinologist. The thyroid cancer was relatively easy for the surgeon— a “superstar”— to deal with. Now I have no thyroid and the endocrinology team is dealing with getting the right balance of meds in me to make up for the missing gland (which regulates a whole ton of functions from metabolism (which has to do with breathing, sleeping, thinking…), energy level, concentration, to body temperature, heart rate and fertility.
Meanwhile, I’m in some pain, can’t swallow, cough all night, can’t sleep, feel fatigued, feel both hot and cold at the same time, have trouble thinking, don’t want to eat… just stuff like that. It’s not as bad as when I was struggling to get through lymphoma. But it’s no walk in the park either. I don't feel like I'm going to die but there's no one who I come in contact with who doesn't realize something is very seriously wrong with me.
So today when I read a statement by that nasty, deranged bitch Peter Navarro about Jared Kushner’s thyroid cancer, I was perplexed and not sure what to think. Kushner has said that he was treated for thyroid cancer while he was working at the White House. Navarro says he’s lying and that the claim is nothing but a publicity stunt to help him generate the kind of sympathy it will take to sell more copies of his new book.
According to the book, Kushner was diagnosed in October 2019 and sought to hide the illness from Trump, though the then-president eventually found out.
Navarro was asked in a Thursday night interview with Newsmax, shared by Mediaite, why Kushner would have hidden his diagnosis from Trump.
Navarro said in response: "That thyroid thing, that came out of nowhere. I saw the guy every day. There's no sign that he was in any pain or danger or whatever. I think it's just sympathy to try to sell his book now."
Navarro has repeatedly criticized Kushner in the past, an example of one of the many feuds among those in Trump's orbit.
According to the Mayo Clinic and Britain's National Health Service, thyroid cancers can cause swelling and pain in the neck, a sore throat, and difficulty swallowing, but often don't show obvious signs or symptoms early in the disease. Kushner said his cancer was caught early, The Times reported.
Navarro went on to call Kushner a "one-man wrecking crew" whose "only qualification was that he was the boss's son-in-law."
What kind of people are these who Trump brought onto the national stage with him? That's an easy question to answer: people just like himself: totally and utterly unfit.