Jan 07, 2013 - 10:56 pm
So, we go to visit my Wife's prospect Endocrine Surgeon. She has a cyst or tumor on her thyroid gland. We speak with the surgeon and he tells us from the pathology report it may or not be a cyst, and could be a tumor. If he had the actual pictures he could instantly tell the difference. My wife says I am sure it is cancer, but would love for it not to be cancer.
The Surgeon says let's take a current picture and we will know right away. He leads us to another room and they have the latest Ultrasound technology. They prep my wife and she has the ultrasound within a couple of minutes. He scans her entire neck to see the thyroid and all of the quadrants of possible Lymph nodes. We all sit down and he talks to us about the pictures. He tells us most definitely she has a cancerous tumor, most likely in the very early stage. My wife looks at me and says, “I told you I had cancer. We just could not have any other luck.” We nod at each other knowing she has been caught early and it should be OK.
The surgeon then tells us about the surgery and how it will procede. Then he tells us about the her stay in the hospital, just 24 hours, and 48 hours of observation, then she can go home. He then stops his matter of fact speech and says, “Oh Yeah, …. There there.” We all paused for a second, and started laughing. The Irony of the moment was just funny. We all got each other. An engineer, an Analyst and a Doctor are all matter of fact personalities and all have a tweaked sense of humor.
We have a surgery scheduled for her next week. My Chemo will be delayed a week so, I can take care of her for a few days. What a crazy day!
Best Always, mike