Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Falling among Cutthroats

Notice my lovely, scar-free neck:


(Yes, I know--there are wrinkles and a double chin.) Sadly, today is the last day that my neck will ever look this way again. Tomorrow I fall among cutthroats to have part (or possibly all) of my thyroid removed. (See what a haute nodule will get you?)


I'm not sure how I feel about the whole thing. The only other surgery I've ever had was a C-section, which really wasn't that bad. I wonder how many jokes I can make about the surgery and the resulting scar?

On a lighter note, Phil has requested that I use nicknames for the kids instead of just initials. You might have noticed them on the sidebar. I'm still toying with a couple of them, but Atticus is definitely a keeper. Sweet Boy could also be Lego Lover. Too might be too confusing, but I haven't come up with an alternative. And I may shorten J Boo to just Boo. Who knows?

I'm sure the anesthesia tomorrow and the subsequent pain meds should enhance my creativity.

13 comments:

Queen Scarlett said...

Wow... hope everything goes smoothly... will be thinking/praying for you.

Hokanson Family said...

Good luck with that! I hope it goes well. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Elizabeth-W said...

Good luck tomorrow!!
Make up some totally heroic and romantic story involving alligators and drowning children if you don't want to tell the boring thyroid story.

sue-donym said...

Good luck! I'm sure all will go smoothly.

I'm with Elizabeth-W. Make up some really cool story to tell people.

Gerb said...

Surgeries stink. All will go well, though! Arrrgh, matey. You'll make a gorgeous cutthroat.

Samantha said...

I hope things go well. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Tami said...

Good Luck Julie!!!!! When is your surgery?

Mrs. Organic said...

Welcome to the club. Are they doing a frozen section while you're out? Be sure to enjoy the little toe-squeezing booties you'll wake up to. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

wendysue said...

Hoping for the best for you today. . .and that includes those fabulously warm blankies they tuck around you when you wake up.

B said...

Yikes, let us know if we can help!

Sister Pottymouth said...

Hi everyone! I'm home from the hospital. All went well. They removed the right half of my thyroid (no cancer found in the frozen sections--yay!). The doc thinks I probably have Hashimoto's disease, along with a fairly large percentage of other women. But it's a slow progressing, treatable thing. The warm blankets were heavenly. It was a weird experience to have general anesthesia.

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and thoughts. I was able to feel very calm throughout the whole process, and I know the prayers helped me to do that. Love you all!

Geo said...

Very glad you're going to be okay, Julie.

dalene said...

I'm glad it went well, but I'm anxious to see the after shots!