Friday, August 04, 2006

The Final Pathology Results are in...

Well, the final pathology on Little Miss' thyroid is not quite as trouble-free as we thought. She DID have a tiny 3mm microcarcinoma, which of course was completely removed. Her surgeon says these tiny ones don't really require any further treatment, although we will keep an eye on the other lobe that wasn't removed and get ultrasounds every six months for a while. Chances are very good there will be no further occurrence.

The surgeon also says it is just amazing that the biopsy doctor managed to hit that little thing as accurately as he did. I think God guided his hand, because Little Miss needed to get that little puppy out!

She is recuperating well, although she is still sleeping a lot. She is very self-conscious of the sutures on her neck (daughter of Frankenstein effect). She stays up for a few hours and then naps for a few.

Thanks,as always, for your prayers.
Laurel

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Demonstrated Mercy

Just wanted you all to know that Little Miss is now home from the hospital and resting peacefully in her own bed. She got through the surgery in fine shape (they only removed the lobe of the thyroid where the original combo cyst-nodule was), and the preliminary pathology report is much better than expected. Unless something is found during the final labs, it would appear that there is no cancer! So either the first biopsy was wrong (and all three labs that confirmed the results, including the fancy teaching hospital she had her surgery at) or the Lord has chosen to make His mercy known in a direct way.

I choose to believe the latter, and I am most grateful to the Lord for His demonstrated mercy, although I am a little tired (actually I think the word is exhausted) from all the hoopla.

Pray, please for Little Miss' swift recovery and successful return to college. Thanks for the depth of your caring and your sustained prayers.

God bless,
Laurel