Well, my wonderful wife, Toree is going under the knife Tuesday morning.  A whirlwind of events have brought us to this moment.

About 2 months ago, Toree had a sinus infection, she went to her general practitioner doctor.  The doctor felt her thyroid and ‘thought’ it felt enlarged.  She recommended that Toree get an ultrasound on her thyroid.  Well the ultrasound came back with a result of a .9mm tumor(or nodule which is a much better word) in the right lobe of her thyroid.

She then had it biopsied and the results determined that the nodule is a follicular neoplasm.  These can be benign or cancerous.  The unfortunate thing is that they cannot be determined if it are cancerous or benign without removing it and dissecting the nodule.

A couple of hopeful things.  There is an 80% chance that the tumor is benign.  The nodule is very small and if cancerous has good treatment options.  But surgery is scary and the potential cancer is scary. Especially since both Toree’s parents have died from colon cancer.

We are praying that the nodule is benign, this way the other side of her thyroid can provide enough thyroid for her not to have to go on any medication.

So she goes into surgery at 9am on Tuesday morning.  Your prayers are appreciated.  The Lord has done much in Toree’s heart to prepare her for the surgery.  She is feeling protected in her Father’s loving care and taking every moment as being sacred.

I will keep you updated on the results which we will receive in a few days after the surgery.

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