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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Tomorrow is my thryoidectomy. I've run through the gamut of emotions---from shock and disbelief, to being scared *&^%*#%, to coming to terms with it. Last week, as I was talking to my younger brother for the umpteenth time, I told him I was okay with it, and I was ready for the surgery. And, at that moment in time, I realized I was. This has happened, so now it's time to take care of it.

Of course, I've read everything I could from reliable sources. And I had a good cry on the shoulders of my best friend who was my college roommate. And I've talked through it with my husband. I've discussed it with my daughter. I hope hubby and daughter will be okay with it. They seem to be.

I've ended my teaching two days early. My class has been wonderful throughout the year, and they accepted easily that I wouldn't be there. We talked a little about the function of the thyroid, and how a tumor just sometimes happen. A little bit of health and general body function thrown in. They even helped me "close the room" so the sub wouldn't have to do it. They were sweet!

Yes, I'm very apprehensive. My last hospital stay was when I delivered my baby 28 years ago. Before that, when I was born. I've had day surgery--but never anything that required more than local anesthesia.

I know the facts and the statistics. The probability is very good. I won't know if the tumor is benign or malignant until Tuesday or Wednesday. But I do know one thing---The Great Physician is the one who holds me in His hand.

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    To all who have sent well wishes and prayers: The surgery was long and I don't like anesthesia. Yet, the Lord carried me through the surgery, and all is going well. I am home now, with my family and a dear friend taking good care of me. I am so blessed.

    Thank you for the well wishes and prayers.

    3790 days ago
    My granddaughter has a tumor on her thyroid which, because of her age, the docs have not yet removed. I am so asnxious to hear how things go.
    3791 days ago
    Just touching base to see how you are doing after your surgery. It is hard to let go and let others care for us when we are the ones used to caring for others. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Linda
    3792 days ago
    I am praying that your surgery and recovery go well!
    3792 days ago
    Sending prayers your way for a successful surgery and recovery. Hope you'll be feeling fine in no time.

    3793 days ago
    I will put you on my prayer list. Think positive thoughts. Listen to music (it has healing properties) and I hope to hear from you soon that you made it through fine and had a speedy recovery!
    3793 days ago
    I'm fairly intuitive and I "just have a feeling" that you will be fine, but I will put you on my prayers for healing list, also. Wishing you a speedy recovery and looking forward to hearing from you again!
    3793 days ago
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