… and (deep sigh) looks like it’s cancer again. I will have surgery on December 5th for them to remove some residual thyroid tissue (from my thyroidectomy 11 years ago) and remove the enlarged lymph nodes. It’s a 2 1/2 – 3 week recovery period, then after the holidays we’ll look at follow-up treatment.
The follow-up treatment consists of scans and radioactive iodine treatment. Probably take a month or so. Thankfully, no chemo.
I’m kind of numb right now. This is certainly not as scary as the breast cancer, because thyroid cancer is slow growing and it is extremely rare for it to spread. It is also considered a primary cancer, so this is not related to my breast cancer at all. But it is still cancer all the same. And no matter how you look at it, cancer is big and ugly and scary.
Once again I am staring fear in the face. Once again God is whispering peace. He will not deny me the daily strength I need to walk through yet another turn in my tunnel.
Please pray. Pray for healing. Pray for the surgery, for skill in the surgeon’s hands. (There is a greater risk of nerve damage and damage to the para-thyroid glands in a second neck surgery.) Pray for peace. Pray for eyes to see God’s hand in every detail.
He is with me. I am confident of that.
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