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Jan 10, 2018 Latest post:
Apr 6, 2018
In 2014 I found out I had multiple thyroid nodules and over the past 3 years my Endocrinologist, Dr. Rawla has been keeping an eye on them. On December 1, 2017, two of the nodules concerned him, due to the size of one and darkness of the other. On December 21, 2017, I had a biopsy of the two different goiters in my thyroid. On December 26, I heard back from my doctor; one biopsy was fine and the other biopsy was cancerous (papillary thyroid cancer.) From what the doctor stated; thyroid cancer is a slow-growing cancer, kind of like prostate cancer.
On December 27, 2017, I left on a Caribbean cruise. The Lord surrounded me with friends, gave me a safe and beautiful place in which to process. I was blessed to be able to go cruising and enjoy a vacation before focusing on what is to come next.
The next steps are to visit Dr. Matthew Bak, an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist on February 5, 2018. After the initial visit with the surgeon, I will schedule to have my thyroid removed, due to the fact that the amount of nodules in my thyroid have increased this past year.
Moving forward, my Endocrinologist and I will become closely acquainted over the months ahead. I know nothing about any medications I will need to take, or any possibility of radiation at this time. I don’t have any additional information until I attend the doctors appointment on February 5. I am processing and praying.
PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME YOUR STORY or a friends story at all! DO NOT feel sorry for me. I have a mighty God who did not cause this, but He will see me through this! At this point I can not handle any stories, information, or questions and I tend to loose my peace and I don't like that. I am not in any discomfort and I look and feel the same. :o)
Thank you, in advance for loving & praying for me.
This scripture is what the Lord gave to my pastor when he was first diagnosed with cancer. I was reminded of it the first night when I couldn’t sleep. Isaiah 46:4 Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
“Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm, Cindy and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The cancer you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”” Exodus 14:13-14 NIV
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16