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.