Man, Mom, you're a blogging whirlwind! I love it! :-)
Yes, I'm definitely going to jump on the Grateful Train here and say "Thank you" to everyone who has been reading our blog and walking along this journey with us. You all have been so awesome to us and we couldn't thank you enough for your support and love.
I was out all day today, from 9:30am until about 6:30pm tonight. I was at an FLL (FIRST Lego League) qualifier competition at a local high school. I volunteered with the team I currently mentor. It felt so good to see my students again and spend the day with them. They amaze me every single day. It's wonderful watching them grow up and learn. The team ran the competition today, and they did such a wonderful job. I am so proud of them!
The next couple of days will consist of homework, a little bit of relaxation (hopefully), and maybe some old movies. T-3 days until Janina's surgery. Keep praying/thinking of us, everyone.
Like Daughter, Like Mother: Our Thyroid Cancer Journey
Behind the Blog
Adelina is a full-time wife, mother, practice manager, and medical transcriptionist. After receiving an ultrasound and countless biopsies, she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer on December 11, 2009. She successfully underwent surgery on December 29, 2009, and had her first radioactive iodine treatment in February 2010. Following treatment, Adelina now sees her doctor once a year for follow-up. She has been doing well, and refuses to let cancer slow her down.
Dori is 26 years old. She was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer at the age of 17 on June 1, 2006, just three days prior to her high school graduation. Dori endured two radioactive iodine treatments and two surgeries to remove her complete thyroid and 39 total lymph nodes from her neck. She is now under close watch by her doctors, and only time will tell if the cancer stays at bay.