Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cancer Shmancer

So. I barely know what to say. About two weeks before leaving for our trip to Spain, I visited an endocrinologist who promptly pointed out that I had "something" on my thyroid. We waited to biopsy the "something" until after our trip and I pushed it out of my mind. I had googled thyroid nodule and saw the statistic that 95% of all nodules on a thyroid are benign and assumed I would be part of that group. Well, I'm not. I found out that the results of the biopsy were positive for cancer on my way home from visiting my friend, Laura. Fast forward about 3 weeks and I am now writing this post, at home, after having my entire thyroid and several lymph-nodes removed from my neck. 

I have many things to be grateful for. (1) The cancer I have is one of the most curable forms of cancer (2) the relapse rate is very low (3) no chemo, although I will have radiation (4) my family and (5) my friends. I have been blown away over the past few days how much the people in my life care about me! I've received, flowers, cards, books, magazines, emails, texts, phone calls, etc. all asking me how I was doing and how they can help. I have to say, just hearing everyone's love and knowing that so many people are praying for me is enough. I am thankful to God for His provision and strength during this time and while the next several weeks are going to be hard, as my body depletes its stores of thyroid hormone in preparation for the radioiodine treatment, I will try to remember to be grateful again. 

So to all of my dear friends, I love you all very much and you have made this yucky situation infinitely more bearable than it would have been otherwise.

10 comments:

Julia said...

THe 4 Dings, David I are sending you healing thoughts! LuvBug is sending you extra hugs!

lucylucia said...

I want to give LuvBug a kiss on the forehead! Thank you Julia!

Sarah M. Anderson said...

Major hugs, Lucy!

Laura said...

We love you Lucy!! Know you are always in our thoughts.

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Aggie Pringle said...

Lucy
I follow your blog from the UK and thank you for the joy that it brings me. May you always find the courage you need to face the tests you are given and the love and strength from family and friends to help you. If you have this, then all you need is one major big hug from the UK.

lucylucia said...

Aggie, I just saw your comment on my blog! Thanks for such lovely words. Your cooking looks delicious! I've tried posting a comment on your blog, but it doesn't seem to work. :(

Rita X said...

I hope you get better soon!
Rita
http://thecasualramblings.blogspot.com/

Aimee said...

Saying a little prayer for you Lucy!!! I'm your newest 'follower'.

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

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