Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Getting Ready for Christmas

I love this picture! :)

We got the tree up before Jimmy had to leave to go back to Maine.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Proud Band Parents!

Arthur and I worked at all the PC football games to earn credits toward Shelby's band trips. This was taken the week after my surgery, the night of the Pirate's semi final game. I was a little sore, but felt pretty good. The popcorn kept me warm! :)

Arthur prepared the hot chocolate. We sold 25 gallons that night!!! I don't think either of us have ever seen so much hot chocolate in one place before!

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

My surgery is over.

Well, I am home recovering from my my thyroid surgery. Surgery was on the 4th. I was kinda scared, (OK, VERY scared!) mostly about the outcome.

Well, the bad news is: there was a tumor the size of a chicken egg, so they removed it along with half my thyroid. I start thyroid medicine tomorrow. My neck feels like somebody took a hammer to it. There is a cut from one side of my neck to the other. My kids say I look like a Frankenstein monster. (thanks, kids.)

The good news is, they are 99% certain it is benign! Final results will be in tomorrow, but they said it looks totally benign.

I am floating on a cloud of euphoria, combined with narcotics. I didn't realize how scared I was until it was all over! This was my first real surgery, and the doctors had feared cancer.

My friends and family have been wonderful to me... (the Frankenstein remark aside!) I feel so blessed today. But I had my angel on the other side with me, too.

I have an angel named Arthur who has been cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids for me.

The world looks so bright and beautiful today! (I suppose some of that might be because I don't have to be back at work until the day before Thanksgiving break! :)