My scans were scheduled for this week, I took a tracer dose of radioactive iodine and they scanned everything and found nothing.
So, since my dr, who TEACHES endocrinology at the medical school, has not seen anything like this before -- I am special!! -- he will make an appointment with a surgeon to see if he wants to biopsy it or try to pluck it out or shoot radiation at it -- or somehow get rid of it.
Good news -- I can eat whatever I want and don't have to stay away from people or wipe everything down with Lysol. AND I get to go to church for Easter!! And there is a praline in the freezer with my name on it.! I already stopped at MacDonald's and got a big ol milkshake on the way home.
But here are the Godwink parts of this.
- While we were in Florida last month, our cousin Terri gave me a CD with a song called "God is On Your Side" that has been a perfect song for this time. The words say "You can make it. Don't quit. God can handle it. He's on your side." I've been listening to it all month, but it was REAL good as I drove home today.
- A couple months ago when Sara started her diet, I ordered her a bracelet that said "I will never give up" It didn't come for a long time, so the company sent another -- then the first one came, too, and they said just keep it. So I will be wearing it.
- I was listening to a sermon by my nephew-in-law, Zach Maddox this week, and he was encouraging church people to share their concerns, and not just keep it to yourself. So Facebook has been full of an army of prayer warriors. And my choir. And my church. and my chorus. And my school friends. As I was trying to lie still on that cold little table during all those scans, it was a great comfort to know how many people were praying for me.
- As I was driving home, I was hoping to see my music minister and friend, Jimmy P. but it was 4:30 when I drove through Granite Falls. I decided to take a chance -- and there was his truck, all alone in the parking lot. He normally would have left at 2:30, but today he had some things to do and was still there. I wanted to tell him the news that I would be in the choir Sunday -- no radiocactive iodine -- and also tell him the not so good news. He is such a comfort -- he prayed for me right there and I left feeling a great peace. So, my dr and I are highly optimistic that this thing can be taken care of. I AM NOT WORRIED!! There will be more tests and doctor visits, but it is just an inconvenience -- the cancer is obviously not very aggressive since it has been stewing for 2 years and it took a ton of scans to even find it. But I thank everyone for praying -- no sad faces -- it will NOT kill me!! Lets celebrate Easter -- He is alive!!