Nieuwy25

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Best of luck in these hard times. I'm praying for Nathan and your family.

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:pray:

I'm on synthetic thyroid hormone. It's great - so no worries there :)

Let's hope everything goes well with surgery and nothing wakes up anywhere else! Truly you've got my prayers Nieuwy and Nathan!

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Best of luck with everything. :)

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stay strong everything will work out Im sure!

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I will have his prayers stepped up on the prayer lists that also include you and your mom...angels over you :pray:

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Thanks again.

He was supposed to meet with the surgeon this morning, so I'm anxiously awaiting a phone call. . . .

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Surgery will not be til 10/5 . . . TWO WEEKS to wait!!! :argh:

They will take out the lumps, biopsy them, (they apparently aren't 100% sure they are malignant), then decide if they need to take out more, etc.

So the waiting continues. :blink:

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Geez louise I hope the two-week layoff doesn't make things any more complicated for your son...but it's important to get it right the first time though :pray:

Edited by Hasan4978

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Hey boys & girls -

just popping on for a minute. I'm heading over to my Mom's for the rest of the weekend, and Monday will be very busy at work, so I just wanted to ask you all to remember to pray for Nathan as he goes in for surgery Tuesday (about 12:30 EDT). I'll be with him Tuesday & Wednesday. They expect him to come home Wednesday, so we'll bring him here until he feels up to going back to his apartment. I'll try to post as soon as possible when I know anything more.

Thanks, everybody! Big hugs to you all for caring!!! You're the best!

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Thoughts and prayers are with you and Nathan, Nieuwy. Please keep us updated on you and your family. :pray::)

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OK. Back at work now. Nathan had his surgery Tuesday, but it didn't go as well as the surgeon had predicted. It took 4 hours, and the growths were malignant and they had to take out the whole thyroid. They're keeping him an extra day to make sure his parathyroid glands weren't damaged, which affects calcium levels. He should be going home today. My husband is with him today.

If the biopsy confirms that it's "papillary" cancer, which is the most common kind of thyroid cancer, then in 6-8 weeks he will go back in to the hospital and have a radioactive iodine treatment, & be isolated for a few days, and that should be it.

Please let that be it!!! :pray:

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I will be praying for you Nieuy, I hope the recovery process goes smooth

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Hope all goes well and that it's a speedy recovery! :)

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I won't be around Nieuwy when you get the results so I will say here that I will keep Nathan in my prayers. I hope to get updates from friends :pray:

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I just realized I hadn't updated this - I was on vacation and have also been super busy at work so I haven't been around here much.

We did get confirmation that the cancer was the "papillary" type - which is great news. Nate has been referred to an oncologist who will do the radioactive iodine procedure, but we don't have a date yet. It'll be sometime around Thanksgiving, it looks like. Once that is done, they'll start him on the synthroid (thyroid hormone replacement) which he'll take the rest of his life. He'll have a scan done a couple of times over the next year or so just to make sure the cancer doesn't show up anywhere, and that will be that.

I've been on synthroid for over 15 years, and the great thing about it is that there are no side effects - it simply replaces what your body should be producing anyway. So there are no worries there.

All in all - - - - we're very thankful that this is the best scenario we could have hoped for. Thank you all SO MUCH for your thoughts and prayers for us!!!

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Great news, Nieuwy. Hope everything stays positive for you and your son, but it sounds good!

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Definitely good news!!!

:clap::clap::clap:

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Thanks for the update -- with Renquist's announcement I was wondering how Nate was doing!

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That's awesome, good to hear it. :)

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Kewl. I'm so glad to hear he is doing well, Nieuwy. :clap:

Ahh, the power of prayer. :)

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Nice to hear some good news in this thread Nieuwy! :)

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NO KIDDING!!! :pray:

Since my mother's health has stabilized, maybe this thread can just slip into the past now, into the archives. :evil:

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