Thursday, June 3, 2010


Today, Mrs. Hillbilly Mom celebrates her first day off the pain meds, her first day of driving T-Hoe again, her first day of feeling 'normal' after her elaborate throat-cutting last Tuesday.

Yesterday, a sudden swelling prompted a doctor's visit to the gynecologist (who better to check your thyroid by groping your neck) because the surgeon's office would not return Mrs. HM's phone calls. As an added bonus, the gyno took HM's blood for her week-after-surgery thyroid hormone levels check, and accessed the BJC network to inform her of the pathology results from her surgery.

In the good news department, the swelling is an accumulation of fluid where the thyroid used to reside, and may take a while to go away, but will not suffocate nor strangle Mrs. HM. In the even better news department, that nasty old gelatinous thyroid nodule was NOT cancer, and Mrs. HM has the go-ahead to get on with her excitement-packed life.

Let the games begin.


DeadpanAnn said...

Glad to hear it. I know it's had you worried for a long time.

Don't you love how a good gyno can do just about anything?

Hillbilly Mom said...

Miss Ann,
My gyno also happens to be an anesthesiologist. And he draws his own blood. And he invented the computer program that the hospital uses to keep track of patient info. Or so he tells me.

Cazzie!!! said...

Such great news re the non cancerous thyroid... on with the games...fur sure :)

Hillbilly Mom said...

The no-cancer is GREAT news, but on the other hand, they removed a partially-working thyroid. I might need my levothyroxin dosage increased, according to my gyno and his blood test 1 week after surgery. However, he said that we will watch it for a few weeks, until things settle down from the surgery. I am still the proud owner of a partial right thyroid lobe, by cracky!