Saturday, July 24, 2010

Loafing Shed

This is our new loafing shed. It is almost done. The wind did a major job (bad damage) on the previous one. This one is about 20 feet shorter than the other one. But it is just what I need right now.

I'm thinking about replacing another loafing shed. It is ready to fall apart. If it falls apart it will damage two trailers and the I need to work on it next (not personally you understand).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seeing the Surgeon

Today I made the trip to Santa Fe to see the surgeon. He says the suture line looks wonderful. He took out the tiny stitches (he used very find stitching material) and covered it with steri-strips. NO CANCER everything was benign (praise God). Now I have labs to get in about 3 weeks & then an ultrasound & labs in 6 months. He feels everything should settle down well and that the left thyroid should take over just fine.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I have been remiss getting anything posted. So much going on.

First a "me" update. The GYN Dr. referred me to a surgeon. I managed to get a copy of my thyroid ultrasound to discover I had 4 nodules. 3 on my right thyroid & 1 on my left thyroid. I was given some names of surgeons in Santa Fe for a consult. I had my consult early in July and was given 3 options. One was a needle biopsy of one nodule.................. surgery to remove the right side, do a biopsy of the left nodule at that time & if cancer found remove all.........or to see an endocrinologist. I picked surgery.

In the meantime we had plans to get together as a family to go through the rest of my parent's items at their house & prepare for an auction. Plus I still had my Dad's Ford dealership with parts to find a new home for.

So things got quite hectic. We got rid of parts & cleaned up that area of the dealership. My siblings & I got together portions of the week of July 5th & went through Mom & Dad's house. We worked on dividing things up & packing things into boxes. We met with the auctioneers. Then on July 14th I had my right thyroid removed in Santa Fe. My sister who is a nurse was with me as was my brother & son. We spent the night after the surgery in Santa Fe (not allowed to leave in case there were complications). The surgery went well & so far there was no cancer found. I have a follow up appointment this coming week & hopefully all the pathology will be back.

In the meantime again we are still working on my parent's house & the garage for the auction. The date is set for August 16th for both auctions. What an absolute relief it will be to have this finished. There will still be a lot to do but nothing like before.

I am feeling well. My suture line is a little sore, but not bad. The first night was the worst due to the anti nausea medication not working. But when I got the correct medication I did quite well. So I am on my way to recovery.

I must add that I am pleased that my siblings and I have been able to do such a good job of working together at my parent's home. I have a wonderful group of siblings (& their spouses), I am proud to say that they are all great.

In the meantime there are other things to do "around the farm".