Monday, July 03, 2023

Bad News, Good News, and a Happy 4th

Happy Independence Day here in the USA!  Although we may not all get along or agree, it's good to be free in so many ways:  Thoughts, actions, words.

Words I never thought I would have to say:

My daughter has cancer.

She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last week shortly after her 27th birthday.  Finding it was a lucky fluke.  She had tonsilitis and went to her PCP.  The PCP was concerned with a lump she felt in the throat (it's small, 1.77 cm, but it's there.  That's a little less than 3/4 of an inch, which, when you think about your throat, doesn't seem small). Other than the lump, which she was not aware of, she is asymptomatic.  She went through an ultrasound and a needle biopsy as a "precaution."

The good news is that it is operable.  They caught it early, so we are praying for all of it to be removed with no lingering cancer cells.  Her surgery is less than two weeks away.  She will be on medication for the rest of her life, but that beats having cancer!

I have what my orthopedic doctor thinks is a partial rotator cuff tear in my shoulder, but I have to get my "female" issues under control before I can think about doing anything for my shoulder other than a cortisone shot.  But it hurts all the time.

The good news is my botched surgery is finally rescheduled for later this month - with a different doctor and different practice.  What a mess!  I am putting my faith in the new doctor, and I hope it all goes in a routine manner.  

My car that broke down on the overpass is still in the shop, and we still don't know what's happening with it.  It's been there since June 14!  Some good news - we got a new car!  

And these are just some of the Days of My Life.  Speaking of Days of Our Lives, it has been on TV for 58 seasons!  That's slightly older than I am!  I've never watched it, though.  I was an ABC soap opera watcher back in the day. How about you?
This was me, way back when, right down to the two babies (twins, in our case).

Soaps. stories, tele-novellas.  Doesn't matter what you call them! And speaking of
tele-novelas, have you ever watched Jane the Virgin?  Hilarious! (Once you 
get used to the tele-novela style narration.  Great satire!)

One reason I don't get on Facebook much anymore!

And last, but not least, sort of on the same theme...

Have a great week!  Visit Random Tuesday Thoughts and Happy Tuesday for more fun!


  1. I'm so sorry about your daughter, i will be praying the surgery takes care of it all, as well as for your surgery.

    What a great thing to get another car! Although i still hope your old one will be fixed eventually. I had one where they couldn't get the part and it was most of a year, i pray that does not happen to you.

    1. Oh no! It could be a year due to supply chain issues! Good thing we went ahead and got one. It's been there for 3 weeks already. Thank you for your prayers.

  2. So sorry about the cancer, but sometimes those flukes are perfect and we hope she will be cancer free soon. Mom missed the old soaps. She used to tape them and then bing watch on the VCR but that was a very long time ago!

  3. Prayers for your daughter for a great outcome.

    Yikes on your shoulder. I've had that issue. Painful.

    Love all the funnies. I remember my mother had soaps she watched every day. Don't bother her either.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  4. Sending you and your daughter lots of healing energy hugs for all to go well and soon ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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