Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Finally a date!

Finally… I heard from the surgery schedule and the big day is on July 15th. Ironically, it’s a day before my Dad’s birthday.

Before leaving on Friday my boss asked if I had spoken to co-worker Cindy. She was the one who had thyroid cancer 4 years ago and the one that has a huge, visible scar that got me worried. Of course I didn’t! I couldn’t see myself just walking up to someone and asking them questions about their health condition. What if it’s personal and she doesn’t want to talk about it? Plus, it’s hard for me to open up to strangers. My boss said he would ask her to speak to me and moments later she called me into her office. She was very upbeat about the whole situation, which made me feel good since she went through the surgery, had her entire organ removed and found out she had cancer, went through radiation therapy, found out she was immune to radiation and is “incurable” since she is immune and is expected to live into her elder years. Her scar is bigger then the average scar because she had cancer and it went into her bone, so they had to cut deeper to cut the bone. *wiping eye brow* I shouldn’t have such a big scar! She told be the good, bad and ugly about the surgery and iodine radiation. I left work feeling better about the whole situation.

I’m glad that I have such loving supportive people in my life that keep checking up in me. Last night I told Jay the way my family is and during times like this they are around a lot. He looked around our very tiny place and said “all your family is going to be here?!?! Where will I go?” Luckily, Jayla will be in AZ with her mom during that time, so we wouldn’t have to worry about getting her to daycare (since I can’t drive), etc.
The people that will be there like 24/7 are my Mom and sis from CO. In the evenings I imagine I will see more of my little sister, Jessy and oldest sister, Sharon (which might come with my two nieces) after they get off of work. Plus, the occasional visit from their husbands and my friends is going to call for a full-house!


Anonymous said...

I don't understand. Your coworker is immune to radiation and is therefore "incurable," BUT somehow she's still gonna live to old age? Then how did they cure her?

If it starts feeling crowded, I don't have to visit. It's totally up to you, just let me know what you need or would like!

Vanessa said...

They said if you are to have any cancer, that thyroid cancer is the one you want. In the cancer community she said it's hard to get symmpathy when she tells people that she has thyroid cancer. I guesas as long as they keep an eye o it and make sure it doesn't go any where else in her body she is good.

Don't be silly! You can totally visit!!!!! I would love it!