Friday, February 24, 2012

Real Quick Update on Surgeon's Visit yesterday!

Good Afternoon my Prim Friends... Hope you all are having a good day!
The picture above is a Butterfly in one of my cleaning Clients Wild Flower Garden last summer..She stuck around all day drinking nector..
As promised I wanted to update everyone on my visit with the Surgeon. I really really liked him he was very informative as was his Nurse Practioner and nurses. So that was a very comforting feeling.
He agrees the Thyroid needs to come out and should have been done months ago..but he doesn't have an opening untill March 28th... I guess that is the price one pays for going to a University hospital.. They have 1000's of patients and you have to wait on everything unless it is a life or death situation.
Some of the risk of the surgery kinda scared me..Like if by chance some of the nerves in the voice box are damaged I could come away only being able to whisper...For many that goes away after awhile and there voice comes back..if not they have to preform some other surgery to fix the problem.. So I am hoping this Doctor is as good as everyone says he is ..I like talking and I've already had one surgery on my vocal cords and couldn't talk for 3 months...wasn't fun at all...
A second risk that scared me was that sometimes people go into a Thyroid storm during surgery which can cause a Heart attack.. I already knew about that one read up on it in the net... so of course I'm praying that doesn't happen..He did explain that considering my particular Thyroid problems the chance of a Thyroid storm is a little bit higher then other Thyroid surgeries because my Thyroid keeps going from Hyper to Hypo..of course why would mine be the norm!!
I will be in the hospital for two days unless there are complications and then it would normally be around a week depending on complications..
They will release me once they get my Thyroid level at a norm before releasing me.
So My scheduled surgery is March 28th at 9:45 be there at 8:00  ugg mornings are not my thing at all..
I have to find someone to take me and drop me off and then pick me up the next day after I'm that's on my list of to do's. I was really upset abouthaving to wait another 5 weeks before surgery but I decided that rather then dwell on that I would simply focus on how thankful I am that I can get the surgery.
They did another Bood test...I swear if I have to give them anymore blood I will e drained..hehe
Also had to have a Chest EKG cause I just had one in Nov so they are good for 6 months...I jsut made it...
I was exceptionally lucky tho.. one of the Nurses who was in the Blood draw room had Thyroid surgery back in September and she was so helpful in easing my mind about the surgery. She explained everything she has gone threw. Her surgery went great..but they have had some trouble regulating her homone levels. But she said she knows how I feel and I will feel so much better after the surgery.. Boy was that good to hear from a person who has had the surgery.

I'm so happy to know my surgery date now I can count down the days of feeling so crappy...
the nurse told me that she really felt better within a few days with little pain.. I hope to God I am so lucky.
The late date getting surgery is gona put me behind with hopefully starting back to work cleaning houses until the middle of may and that really sucks but what else can I do...

So there ya have it... I'm gona continue to be miserable for another 5 weeks and then God willing I will recover quickly like I normally do with surgeries and be on my way to being my old self...

I'm off to create more Rag Wrapped Eggs...have sold almost all of the ones I created so time to create more.

Have a great day my dear Friends and again thank you for all your support and prayers..

Hugs and Warm Blessings are sent your way!!


  1. Glad to hear the appt. went well and although it is awhile to wait yet you are still one step closer:) I'll be sending many prayers your way that all goes well and no complications, I hope it makes you feel 110% better!

  2. Well, it might be awhile, but look how many more prayers there will be for you! Keep creating and the time will seem to go by a little faster!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  3. I am so glad your appointment was good news even though you will have to wait awhile. In the mean time it will give you time to make more great creations.
    Country at heart

  4. You are in my prayers. Remember there is a season for all things, the wait is part of the process. Never second guess our creator, His timing is always perfect.

  5. Hope the time passes quickly and then soon you will be like new. Praying you don't have too much trouble until March 28.


  6. It is good to hear you are closer to getting the care you need to get well. I will keep you lifted in prayer. Just reading your blog I can tell you like to talk. I can imagine laughs & giggles in between. I enjoy our small chats in our commenting. Blessings!

  7. Keep your chin up and don't worry about things that haven't happened yet, that may never happen.
    There is a huge prayer chain going on out here and you WILL triumph over this.
    Thoughts and prayers coming your way!

  8. Hi my friend,

    I am so glad that you had a good visit with the surgeon and that you like him and the nurses were great. I am glad that you could get good comments from the one who has been through it. What comfort that must bring.

    I liked Connie's comment. God's time table is always perfect. As you keep creating, the time will fly by.

    I have been thinking of your Rag Wrapped Eggs can you email me and remind me of how much they cost?

    Gotta run. You are in my thoughts and prayers each night. Take care, Janet W ((((HUGS)))

  9. Hope these weeks past quickly for you. Keep will help the time go by faster. Will be keeping you in my prayers.

  10. Hi Tonya, So happy to hear that your surgeons appt. went well for you today and you are one step closer to getting back to normal. Also happy to hear that you like your new Dr. That is half the battle when we feel comfortable and can put our trust into them. Will keep you lifted in prayer that time goes quickly for you and that your surgery will go as planned. Big Hugs {{{Tonya}}} Mary

  11. Hi Tonya, happy to hear you have a good feeling about the surgeon and that the appointment went well.
    I know all about waiting on doctors!! :-) But as Connie said, God's timing is perfect and we just have to trust Him.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

  12. Hi! Tonya,

    So pleased to hear you have a good surgeon. That is reassuring. Speaking with someone who just recently had the thyroid surgery is very helpful. Gives you peace of mind.

    The five weeks will go by amazingly'll see. Before you know it....all will be done and you will be on your way to a speedy recovery.

    You are in my thoughts & prayers always.

    Have a relaxing weekend!

    Blessings & Hugs,

  13. Glad to hear the appt. went well and you received some encourging news. Keep busy and the time will pass quickly!!!
    I know what you mean about the blood thing ~ they are still trying to figure out my throid and I have to have blood drawn every time I go to the Dr's. I go again Wed.
    Best of Luck to You!!!
    Prim Blessings

  14. Sounds like good news to me Tonya...And I'm sure those 5 weeks will seem like nothing given how long you've lived with the suffering. Look at it this way, it gives you time to get things in order, find critter-sitters and such and get some spring crafting done. I will continue my prayers for you...Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


I'm so Blessed that you stopped by & shared your thoughts with me today! Reading your comments always makes me Smile!