Thursday, May 27, 2010
HM And The Amazing Technicolor Thyroid
Thar she blows, in all her technicolor glory, the former home of Mrs. Hillbilly Mom's left thyroid lobe and isthmus and partial right lobe. Uh huh. The surgeon took out more than he thought he would at first. I've quite a tale to tell, whenever I've a mind to get to it. Right now, I'm not in such a comfortable mood to wax poetic on my lobectomy. I don't go back until June 23 for my follow-up appointment. It was supposed to be June 16, but that is the #1 son's basketball team camp in Mississippi, and we have already made plans. I figure if it's good news, it can wait, and if it's bad news, it should wait, so as not to spoil the mini-vacation. The looks of the ultrasound and the fine-needle biopsy pointed to a benign nodule, but unlike Farmer H, Mrs. HM doesn't count her chickens until they hatch.
This photo is from today. The surgery was May 25. Swelling has greatly diminished from what it was Tuesday night. I have slept about 10 hours total since Monday night, so I'm not my usual bubbly self. Oh, and I had a side trip to the ER today, which kind of took the wind out of my sails. But don't y'all worry none about Mrs. Hillbilly Mom. She's got a supply of 40 oxycodone to get her through, minus the three she's taken since coming home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.