Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I would like to introduce to you my new friend. A friend is, someone that loves you for who you are, someone that is always there for you, someone that helps you up when you are down, someone that tells you like it is, someone that you just love being with all the time. This little tiger was a gift from my cute husband after my surgery. He thinks we're all his little tigers and we can handle everything. For the most part, he's right. He always tells us, "we're the best, number one, play to win". We don't want to disappoint him.

I would also like you to meet my favorite daughter named JoDell and my favorite son named Clint. They were waiting for me at the hospital when I got there. Their presence kept me as calm as a cucumber.

I got to the new Riverton Hospital at 7:45 am on Friday morning. I swear, I was the only patient in the whole hospital. Everything was wonderful, beautiful, clean, spacious, building. Lots of attention, I didn't even know what happened. I remember saying goodbye to my family and sliding over onto the operating table and saying, "wow, it's cold in here". Then I remember waking up in recovery wondering, wow, where am I. Then I was immediately taken to my room where my family was. Dr. Davis had spoken to my family and they told me. The tumor had grown, facing up, on the one half of the Thyroid. That half of the Thyroid was removed and it was 99% benign. An exam of each cell will be completed before they will say for sure. I should hear tomorrow. Now it's just recovery. I'm doing very well.

I wanted to share this view with you. It's looking out of my window. It sure doesn't do it justice. It was in the morning and I was looking at the Oquirrh Mountains. I couldn't have been in a nicer place, with any nicer people or a better Doctor. I am so very grateful to have found this lump and to have had it removed so efficiently.

OK then, this is me after surgery. I guess I will be the entertainment for the next few days. I'm grateful to be an empty Nester, I can just take it very slow.

Until we meet again. I'll know I'm better when I start thinking about all of the projects I have yet to finish.


  1. Glad to hear you're doing well! I got your message. I may have to call tomorrow. Today is the first day of kindergarten and it's early day so it's a bit chaotic at my house today!!

  2. What a blessing it was 99% benign! I wish you a full recovery and many many FINISHED projects when you're well. :)

  3. May God bless and take care of you...get well soon so you can enjoy the Fall weather! :D

  4. What a sweet story. I'm really happy that you are ok. I will call you ♥

  5. It reminded me of Casey's tiger. She was a fighter, and she won the most important battle.My prayers are still with you.

  6. hey girl
    thanks for coming by, and so glad for your wonderful news!!!
    The crocheted bedspread is wonderful. How great to have that keepsake.
    Glad for family you have to support you during this time, nothing like it!

    It is indeed a good sign to want to be redesigning or crafting. I'm sure ready but my back is not.
    God's timing. Waiting on Him.

    hugs and blessings.
    barbara jean

    PS of small importance: did you know when i click on your name in the comments on my blog it does not take me here? It says no profile available. Not sure why. But I typed you in the old fashioned way and got here anyway. =)