I went to my post surgery appointment with my endocrinologist this morning. It was brief, but very good. I absolutely do NOT need to undergo the radioactive iodine treatment!! HOORAY! That has been my greatest fear all along, and it was laid to rest this morning, once and for all. I will have to have ultrasounds done a couple of times a year to ensure that there are no undetected recurrences of the cancer, but those are completely painless.
I’m blessed to have one of the best endocrinologists in the country as my doctor, thanks to a good family friend and his connections in the medical community. I do not take this for granted…not one bit. I am so grateful!
I am really, truly thankful for my family doctor, who detected that something was amiss with my thyroid during a routine examination and followed up by having me get an ultrasound way back in October 2007. She’s a wonderful doctor, and is becoming a trusted friend, too. God is so good to place the right people in our lives at just the right time and place.
The only hurdle left is to get my medication level right. I know this can sometimes be a long process, but I’m good with that. The worst is totally behind me and I have no phobia about needles or having blood drawn so all is well with my world! I can do this! With God’s help I have done this!!
Thank you, again, all those who have prayed, commented on my blog posts, emailed me and supported me. A finer “support group” could not be found.