I can hardly believe that time is going by so quickly. It's amazing to me how we are already almost halfway through January. Mom's surgery still seems like it was yesterday.
Now that Mom has had her surgery and is doing great, I think I'm a lot better prepared for Janina's tomorrow. I know what to expect emotions-wise. Janina is in such good hands; this surgeon is phenomenal. He has operated on me, Michael, and Mom already, and he has done a fabulous job on all three of us. I have no doubts that he will do the same for my beloved sister.
Take a look at our Flickr photos in the right column. I added some of Janina with Mom and I, and some extras of me and Mom. The one at the top of our page is a bonus for everyone. Wasn't I a beautiful baby? ;-)
I'll probably blog later tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime; adios! I have to write these papers due tomorrow for my class! I still haven't even started... Oops!
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.