Sunday, July 29, 2012

TOTAL Thyroidectomy

I've been gone for far too long.  I know.  The babies and I are doing well...I wish I could say the same for my sweet hubby.

On Wednesday he went in for a 6-hour surgery: a thyroidectomy and neck dissection.  It went smoothly and as far as we can tell, there's no permanent voice or nerve damage.  The doctor was able to preserve all 4 of his parathyroids.  Thank God.  We spent 2 nights in the hospital (the babies were NOT a fan) and we we're home midday Friday.  He's pretty miserable...you'd be amazed by all that the thyroid controls/balances.  He still has one drain in and hopes to get it out tomorrow.  He's now considered "hypo" until radiation in the next few weeks.  After radiation, he'll see an endocrinologist to help him find the right replacement meds.  We expect quite the physical and emotional roller-coaster for the foreseeable future.  Be thinking of us...especially him, poor kiddo.

I'm happy to report that I'm 16w5d and doing fabulously (updated pics coming SOON).  Headaches aside, the second trimester is a breeze so far.  Oh, and we know what we're having...at least we think we know.  A friend of a friend is a sonographer and took a peek for us at 15w1d.  The little ones were cooperating and she could tell almost right away!  Unfortunately, I won't be posting it now in fear that someone I know has found my blog.  If you follow regularly (and are curious), shoot me an email and I'll let you know.  Our "official" gender scan is August 10th and we'll be telling our family on August 15th or 16th.  How exciting!!

12 comments:

  1. I feel so bad for your husband. I know you will nurse him back to health throughout this ordeal. Yay on you and babies doing so well. As much as I want to know gender, I will wait for the announcement in august! I love guessing though, so my guess is boy and girl:-)

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  2. Your poor husband! I hope his recovery is swift. I'll be thinking of you guys!

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  3. So happy to hear that things are going well with the pregnancy! Sorry that your hubby is feeling under the weather, but glad that overall he had a good post-surgery report. That's a relief to have it over with, I'm sure. Radiation probably won't be fun either, but hopefully by the time your kiddos are here, he'll be all done with that chapter!

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  4. A 6 hour surgery! He must have felt awful. I am so sorry this is happening. I'll continue to keep you all in my thoughts as you look towards radiation and recovery. I hope they are successful and speedy.

    I'm glad that the babies are doing well during all of this. Take care!

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  5. I am so glad to hear you guys are surviving, what a whirlwind couple of months. Your poor hubby. I am thinking of you guys. Hopefully his recocery goes well and the babes give you an exciting focus. LOVE that you and babes are all thriving! And I SOOOO want to know the genders! I believe you have my email, but if not let me know and I will send it to you!

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  6. I'm glad to read that the surgery went well. Hope your hubby's recovery goes well.

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  7. So excited that things are going smoothly for you. I am glad the thyroidectomy went well too. Sending positive thoughts your way for a smooth recovery and good news on the follow-up treatments. Keep taking things one day at a time.

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  8. I just came across your blog. Congrats on the twins, that is so exciting for you both. I can't wait to hear what you guys are having!!!
    I hope your husband heals well and fast from his surgery.

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  9. I hope his recovery goes by quickly. I'm glad to hear the pregnancy is going well!

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  10. oh I don't know how you did 2 nights in the hospital. I'm 17 weeks with twins and my back is very picky about where I sit these days. We just found out on friday what we're having (2 girls) and would love to know what you're having. Please email me at daysofserenity@yahoo.com

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  11. Well, I'm glad your hubby got surgery and that it sounds like it went pretty well. I hope he recovers fully and soon. Drains and radiation and meds do not sound fun.

    I'm glad to hear that you and the babies are doing fine as well. I would love to know what you are having!

    I'll be thinking of you and your family as you help your husband through recovery and continue to have a healthy pregnancy.

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  12. I've been following your blog for awhile now. I'd love to know what you are having, the suspense is killing me! I hope your hubby recovers soon!!!! You can email me at brittsknitsnmore@live.com

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