Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

Just got back from another doctor’s appointment. Well… looks like I am going to need surgery to remove the egg size tumor from my throat. It doubled in size in six months time. So the doctor felt it would be best to remove it as soon as possible. Since the tumor is growing on my right thyroid, they will only have to remove that side. As far as the doctor can tell, it is still benign. However, if the growth is cancerous — they will have to remove the left thyroid as well —  which means I will have to be on thyroid medications. Ugh… I don’t even believe in taking aspirin. The idea of depending on drugs for the rest of my life scares me more than death. Maybe it’s because of my Buddhism background or perhaps it’s my strong feeling about drug use — I have a great adverse for using modern medicine and the nasty side effects it comes with. And I’m not even going to get into my view about the financial rip offs from the pharmaceutical companies. But… since I want to live — as they say, beggars can’t be choosers. Guess I will find out more tomorrow on what I can or can’t choose.

Thank you everyone for your supportive words and prayers. It means the world to me… 🙂

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18 Comments on “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

  1. Still praying for you Emily….! I will continue to do so….you’ll be fine, just you wait and see.

    –emily jane

  2. Darn it!!!! Just tell them to get that thing out of there and keep you comfortable and out of pain. I’m totally sorry to hear you have to face this. Big hugs from here and many many well wishes, Emily!

    • LOL… That’s exactly what I told the doctor… be good to me, take the darn thing out and I don’t want any pain. Looks like I will get 2 out of 3, pain is inevitable. 😦 But after having two kids without any kind of pain killer, I’m sure I’ll be able to tolerate the pain from a small cut on my throat. Thanks for the support Leslie. 🙂

  3. Emily, I’m sorry to hear about that, and I hope you get better. You’ll be in my prayers. Very nice capture! I like the eyes the best, along with the dark moodiness of the shot.

    • When I was photographing the dog, I felt sadness and shame from him. It’s almost like he knew he was an attraction and was embarrassed to be seen. He kept moving his head and averted my eyes. I guess… even dogs have pride.

      Thank you for your prayers. 🙂

    • Thank you Cocomino for your concern. I’m sure everything will be fine. The surgeon seems very competent and kind. I know I’m in good hands. 🙂

  4. Best wishes for the surgery. I have two close family members on daily thyroid medicine. It’s a bit of a pain, but they’re way happier with the meds than without and small blessing, but at least the pills are tiny.

    • Thank you Mike. And thanks for letting me know the meds are small. I am the worst pill taker so it’s good to know they are not like horse pills.

    • The shot was taken of a street performer in Seattle. The dog stays in the suitcase when his owner plays the accordion. I’m sure his sad puppy face help generate more sympathy and cash.

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