This has been a hard week. My sweet sister that I have taken care of since she was 2 yr old has not been well. Just a few months after I had my Spinal Fusion, she had a Cervical Fusion. Her surgery was every bit as bad as mine. Painful, and long time to return to normal. She never really regained herself. She has felt worse and worse everyday to the point of not being able to get out of bed which is totally not her. I asked her to go to the Doctor.
Now here is a sidebar. We both suffer from Hashimoto's Disease. Those of you that may nt know what it is I will give a brief description. Hashimotto's is Thyroid Disease, But it is more than Thyroiditis or Hypo - Hyper. Hashimotto's Goiter or tumor or noduals that grow on the Thyroid gland. This causes a multitude of problems. It is also considered an Auto-immune deasease and is responsible for manifesting other organs to falter. That is a short, short explanation. If you are interested you may want to google it.
So on we go, they did a biopsy of her Thyroid and ultrasound. She has had this done several times in her life. The results were different this time. It took 3 weeks for the results to come back. They did come back. Stage 1 and 2 cancer. Now the good news is it is 93% cure rate, and no Chemo or radiation. Just some Iodine with isotopes that will kill any cells that may get away. The interesting thing is our brother's girl friend is a Cancer Research Doctor in St. Louis (That's home) at Barnes Hospital.
We emailed the results and she explained it to all of us. So in the next 2 weeks she will have her Thyroid removed. I have FAITH that she will be fine. The only thing I am worried about is she is still having trouble swallowing. I don't know what the days that follow will hold during her recovery. She has requested my SOUP from a blender and I will make her what ever she wants.
Life without a Thyroid is different for everyone. I guess the best is yet to come. If yoou are so inclined to, please remeber her in your prayers. Heavenly Father will know who you are praying for.
Working on things for 3 Swaps. Why do I do this to myself??????
Always Making Something................................................................................................
My daughter gave me some interesting advise that never occured to me.
Pour out your heart in prayers. That it may be filled with love and hope.