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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bad news in my little edge of the world...

Well, this is not a very happy post, but it's something so I can get it off my chest and not to feel so scared.

Monday I went to the surgeon for my post op visit and to get the OK to go back to work. I was sitting in the office, and could hear them talking about getting an appt for a patient ASAP. Next thing I hear is the receptionist giving all of my information to someone on the other end of the phone. Needless to say, I knew that that was BAD NEWS!

The dr came in then and explained the pathology from my thyroid surgery came back, and they found a 1 cm tumor on the right side of my thyroid that they didn't expect to find. The part they were worried about in the surgery was the left. Needless to say, I was told I have a rare form of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma.

It's amazing how one day everything is just fine, and the next day your world is turned upside down. All I could think about was my kids and husband and what will happen. Needless to say, we cancelled our vacation because I need all of my vacation time for another surgery to remove the rest of my thyroid (all 10% of the right that's left) and the lymph nodes. Not to mention, numerous dr's appts to surgical oncologists, etc... I don't even get to see the surg. oncologist until Aug. 6th anyway.

Well, for those of you that read my blog, any prayers that you can say on my and my behalf would be greatly appreciated. Right now, I'm just taking each day as it comes. Today was a good day, hopefully tomorrow will be too.

20 comments:

Deb said...

Melissa,

I'm sorry to hear this, I had hoped everything would be fine after the first surgery. You're in my heart and prayers!

Hugs,
Deb

Suzanne said...

Melissa, I was so sad to hear of this news. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that all goes well for you.

Your fellow LHN RR stitcher, Suzanne

kimstitch3 said...

prayers coming your way Melissa. I pray for quick and painless surgery and healing. God Bless you hon kimberly in TN

Carol said...

{{{HUGS}}} - my prayers are with you, dear Melissa. Please do not panic. Tumors can mean so many things, but oh gosh, they are scary! Please don't forget to keep us updated, or I will be bugging your email a whole lot!

Mama Joan said...

Melissa,

I will be praying for you. Good luck and I will be waiting to hear how you are doing. Stay positive:)

TinaTx said...

Oh sweetie - I'm sorry to hear this. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you. Sorry you have to wait so long to see the surgeon - I'm sure it will seem way longer than it really is.
I'm sure it is hard, but try to keep positive thoughts!
Hugs,
Tina

KarenV said...

Melissa, I'm sorry to hear your news. Sending positive thoughts your way for a good outcome.

Annemiek said...

Oh Melissa, my heart goes out to you. I hope they will be able to get all the lumbs this time. Good thoughts going your way,
Annemiek

Stephanie said...

Melissa, I'm so sorry to hear your news and worried about you - you will definitely be in my prayers, and all good thoughts to you and your family.

Margarita Nava said...

Everything will be fine. I pray for you and your family. be strong!

Kim B said...

Melissa - we will definitely be praying for you and your family.

Alison said...

Sending good thoughts over the ocean for a complete recovery for you Melissa.

Sue said...

I'm sending positive thoughts your way.

A said...

Melissa, I'm so sorry you have to go through this....I am praying for you and your family,
big hugs,
Andrea

Susimac said...

Dear Melissa, I'm so sad to hear of your news, I know how hard it is to keep positive about things, but I'm sure you will, you have lots of strength. I'll keep you in my thoughts and I'm sending good vibes over the pond to you.

Hugs Su

Vonna said...

I'm so sorry Melissa, please know that I will pray for you and keep you in my thoughts and daily petitions. I can't say anything that will make it better, but I can say that I wish you nothing but full recovery and health. God Bless you and your entire family.

Michele said...

Melissa, I just recently started reading your blog. My hopes and prayers for you and your family .. I do hope everything goes well!

Marion said...

I happened upon your blog....I am a fellow cross-stitcher...anyway, my thoughts and prayers are with you and I will be back to visit your blog and see how you are doing!
Take care!
Hugs
Marion
Nova Scotia

staci said...

I'm behind in my blog reading and am so sad and sorry about what you've been going through. My thoughts and prayers are coming your way...big {{cyber-hugs}}

Lennu said...

Oh I'm so sorry to read this! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all will be fine eventually.