This afternoon my wife, Brenda will have her thyroid removed. Her doctor fears that the tumor he discovered last week is malignant.
Of course, he is extremely optimistic about her prognosis given the way thyroid cancer usually goes.
He plans to remove it completely, "sweep things up," as he puts it, with radioactive iodine and she will be good to go. Sounds simple enough, huh?
She will be in the hospital overnight and then in recovery at home for about a week.
We are praying that all of this is exactly what happens. We also are praying that the tumor is not cancer, which is possible.
The entire episode is a bit unsettling because of her bout with colon cancer about three years ago. She beat that successfully. I am sure she will do fine with this situation as well.
She is a "tough cookie," to quote my good friend, Dr. Jim Walton.
On top of this, our youngest daughter, Joanna, is poised to deliver us our third grandchild any day now!
Brenda is most determined not to be in surgery or the hospital when little Owen arrives!
But, do pray for our family today when you have a moment. We will all be most grateful.
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