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#61 Nieuwy25

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 09:56 AM

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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Posted 07 October 2004 - 10:07 AM

I don't know what to say Nieuwy.. except I'm praying right here beside you...
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 10:27 AM

I will be praying for you Nieuy, I hope the recovery process goes smooth
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 12:41 PM

Hope all goes well and that it's a speedy recovery! :)
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:34 PM

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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Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:41 PM

I'm :pray: ing for you guys.

Edited by dallasdevil15, 07 October 2004 - 03:42 PM.

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 06:00 PM

Me too, Nieuwy! :pray:
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:50 PM

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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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:55 PM

Great news, Nieuwy. Hope everything stays positive for you and your son, but it sounds good!
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:58 PM

Definitely good news!!!

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 01:46 PM

Thanks for the update -- with Renquist's announcement I was wondering how Nate was doing!
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 02:42 PM

That's awesome, good to hear it. :)
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 05:55 PM

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

Ahh, the power of prayer. :)
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 08:30 PM

Nice to hear some good news in this thread Nieuwy! :)
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 01:19 PM

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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And the simple truth is this -- before and after Joe Nieuwendyk, this franchise has not been as good. Yes the same could be said for others, but Nieuwendyk's effect on his team, on his team's best players, on the fans and in the community can only be compared to, well, what Jarome Iginla is doing now in Calgary. Ralph Strangis, dallasstars.com
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Posted 21 February 2005 - 04:11 PM

Anyone hear from Nieuwy? We usually keep in touch and I have not heard from her, I hope things are alright. Nieuwy if you are reading, you're still in my prayers!
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