I’ve been rather quiet this summer. I’ve posted a bit, but not nearly what I expected. That’s what happens when life throws you curve balls. I had a partial thyroidectomy (the surgeon removed a large part of my thyroid) in July which was not expected. In May I discovered there was a very large nodule on my thyroid. It was so large in fact every doctor I spoke with was shocked that I wasn’t having any symptoms and all of my labs were normal.
The surgery went well and we are praising God that there is no cancer present. The biggest blessing was when the anesthesiologist came to check on me the next day. He asked me to sing a note, which seemed odd, but as soon as I did he smiled huge and said, “I was praying the entire time for you. I’m so happy God answered!” There is a single nerve which needs to be avoided during surgery. If it is nicked it can cause permanent hoarseness and loss of the ability to sing. I found out later that what should have been 1 nerve was actually a branch of 4 inside of me. I’m so grateful for God providing the skilled surgeon and for all the medical advances which have been made.