Friday, December 19, 2008

My Week

TGIF!!!  What a tumultuous week!

Tuesday morning I flew out VERY early to South Carolina so I could drive home with Elizabeth from Furman.  Driving through Atlanta is pretty scary for drivers with limited experience.  She drove the entire way, and is ready to conquer it alone next time.

While we were driving home, hubby took Emily to a surgical consultation concerning a large nodule (think ping pong ball) on her thyroid.  The nodule was concerning to the surgeon because of it's size and the fact that it was a single nodule.  Apparently multiple nodules are more likely to be benign.  He scheduled surgery for Thursday.

So yesterday hubby, Emily, and I left VERY early (see a theme here?) for the hospital.  Everything went well, except it took three nurses and five sticks to place the IV.  I told her she can now act as my personal pin cushion.  After a very anxious morning, the surgeon told us the WONDERFUL news that the nodule was benign!  You don't realize how worried you've been until you feel that sense of relief!

They only removed half her thyroid, so she won't even need medication.  Her biggest worry now is the scar, though I'm sure it will be minimal.  She was well enough in the recovery room to text her friends and share her good news.

Now we're home, and she's resting in a recliner.  I'm hoping her appetite will improve today, but all is well.  Unfortunately, will all the stress and lack of sleep, I've come down with a nasty cold.  Hubby stayed home from work today to nurse us both.  I don't want Emily to get my cold, so I'm trying to keep my distance.

Elizabeth is a huge help, and is doing the Christmas baking this week.  Yesterday she made White Christmas Popcorn, which is popcorn and peanuts coated with a mixture of white chocolate and peanut butter.  Yum!

So things are looking up around here!  God is good and has been watching over us!


Joan said...

Glad to hear the good news about Emily.You must have been worried.Best wishes to her for a speedy recovery. Also to you hope your cold improves and that Elizabeth remains well.

Julia Wood said...

Thanks, Joan!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Thank good for the wonderful news. God is good!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

That should have read "Thank GOD for the wonderful news." Pardon the typo.