Hey guys! I wanted to give you an update on my wife’s surgery. About a month ago I asked for your prayers concerning her upcoming thyroid surgery.
The surgery itself went well and didn’t take that long. They took her back at 10:30 and we were home by 2:30. Her neck was sore and she was tired from the anesthetic, but that was about it. She had a bad sore throat for the rest of the weekend, but that was about it as far as discomfort after the surgery. And the surgery was on a Friday and she was back to work the following Wednesday.
However, they did discover that it was thyroid cancer. So they had to remove the entire thyroid. The surgeon wants her to do a round of radioactive iodine and then she will be on thyroid meds for the rest of her life.
So we are grateful they caught it and dealt with it and that the surgery went well. But we aren’t completely out of the woods yet. She goes back to the endocronologist on June 1st and we go from there. If she does end up doing the radioactive iodine, that is going to be tough because she will have to be away from everyone (including me and our daughter) for about 3 days because it will make her “radioactive” and that can get on other people. So that part won’t be fun. But I know it’s a necessary step to fully flush out all potential remaining cancer. The surgeon said he’s confident he got it all out, but he suggested this to be on the safe side.
Then it’s just a matter of getting the right dose of thyroid meds. I’m hoping this can all take place quickly so we can relax and enjoy the summer. Since the surgery she has been tired and cold and her sex drive has become basically non-existent. And these are all symptoms of hypothyroidism. Which is what she definitely has now since she doesn’t have a thyroid anymore. So we are asking for continued prayers that she can get on the right meds quickly and that they will work.
I want my wife back! And especially my horny wife! Her not having a sex drive has been tough on both of us. So we’re hoping and praying for her to get on the meds soon and that they will work to eliminate these symptoms she has been having.
So that’s where we are now. Thanks for your prayers on the surgery! And thanks in advance for your continued prayers for her full recovery!
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