The surgery was a success! And I am doing as well as can be expected. The doctor was able to remove all the tumor, plus only the right thyroid. So far, it looks like the left thyroid is working well and I don’t have to take thyroid medication for the rest of my life. For someone who doesn’t even like to take aspirin, I think I have received enough drugs during this ordeal to last me a lifetime — morphine is definitely not something I would ever want in my body ever again. Though I still feel a little weak and my memory still seem kind of foggy — the nurse told me I woke up at the end of surgery, complaining of extreme pain and began to cry loudly — glad I don’t remember that part. But at least the neck pain is now more tolerable without drugs and the incision is healing nicely. It’s also a relief to hear my voice is starting to sound more normal instead of like Marlon Brando in the movie: The Godfather. Overall, I was in very good hands. My doctor and his team of nurses were great. Their professionalism and compassion without doubt, made the whole experience a lot less traumatic for me.
Finally, after a week of drug induced comatose state — I was able to get out and enjoy the rare sunny day yesterday. Here are some shots capturing the end of a beautiful day…
Max and Evie watching sunset.
Even dogs know when to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Thank you everyone for all your supportive comments and prayers on my journey of health. Slowly but surely, I’m on the road to recovery. 😀