Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Big Casino

My phone rang. I looked at the caller ID, it was her.
I had been waiting for her call for days but suddenly I hesitated. I said to myself "this call will change my life" all the while totally aware of my kids laughing and playing a few steps from me.
I answered.
I only remember a few words from the conversation, her words.
Labs, deep breath, cancer, highly recommended, surgery, new doctor, biopsy, atypical cells.

Everything I was dreading for a month, the thing that 99% of people don't get, the thing that was so highly unlikely I would have. Thyroid cancer.

The good news is, it was caught early (I think), that I live by the best hospitals in the world and that I will get very good care. That this is a highly curable cancer and that I am young and strong.
The bad news is I have cancer.

Now if you will excuse me I am going to crawl in bed with my darling husband and my two gorgeous, smart kids.
And if there was any doubt, they are what I will fight for.
With my life.


  1. (((Tuesday))) Please know you are in my prayers!

  2. oh



    i have no words that will tell you how often you will be in my heart and prayers and you ARE young and you ARE strong and you have the best care at your fingertips and we will all be there, in your corner, watching your back.

    [[[[[[[[[[[[[[hard hug]]]]]]]]]]]]]

  3. Oh Tuesday!! I am so sorry and I hope that things will be all good. I will be thinking about you.

  4. Amanda sent me.
    I wanted you to know that I will be praying very hard for you. Don't ever think you are alone, or that this won't get better. There are lots of people who are praying and thyroid cancer is one of the most currable. Hugs to you!!!

  5. God, i don't know what to say.
    You're in my thoughts.
    Fight for those kids and your husband, they ARE your life.
    Fight for YOU.

  6. Tuesday, the word "cancer" is scary. Take it one day at a time and remember the serenity prayer. I know you'll be fine.

    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

  7. Amanda from Mommy Files sent me over. I can only imagine what you are going through. I will keep you in my prayers, and I know you will get through this. ((((hugs))))

  8. Anonymous4:28 PM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers!


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