As you may recall, my TT (total thyroidectomy) surgery has been moved to from April 9th to the 14th, checking in at 10:00 AM and surgery at noon (this is in Arizona Time, which, right now, is the same as Pacific Time). They moved because they hospital didn’t have an operating room on the 9th.
This morning I went in for my pre-op consultation with the surgeon. Everything looks good. My blood work, EKG and chest x-rays all came back excellent, so now it’s just the waiting…less than three weeks to go!!! I’ll be glad to have it over. But, even then it’s not really over. Depending on the results of the biopsy there could be a lot more down the line in the way of treatment, regulating the meds and monitoring. But I’m taking one day at a time and I know God is good and won’t let me have more than I can handle!
I’ll be at Scottsdale Healthcare – Shea. I’m really comfortable with what I’ve read and have been told about this hospital. I’ll likely be in there just overnight, with release after dinner the day after my surgery, if all goes well. I will be taking the entire week of my surgery off and returning to work the following Monday, again, if all goes well, which we expect it to.
As you can see, there are a lot of important things in that area, so it’s a delicate surgery. Fortunately my surgeon has done over 1000 thyroidectomies.
The doctor told me this morning that my pathology report from the biopsy on my thyroid should be back on the 16th and they’ll call me with the results.
Thanks for your good thoughts and prayers for me during this time. All in all I feel good and confident that I’m going to be fine. Guess I’m having a good day today!!