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through so many eyes... in so many places... in so many hearts.
|We love cruising on the boat on a sunny day!|
Myhubs has had a tough couple of years. He had 3 large tumors removed from his thyroid that had invaded the surrounding muscles and lymph nodes. It was very aggressive and fast growing. The symptoms appeared gradually about a year prior to the diagnosis. Always being an organized and patient man, we saw him not be able to sit down for more than a couple of minutes. His body and his brain had to be multi-tasking all of the time. If I needed to have a talk with him, I had to put it in an email as he just wasn't able to sit, talk and stay focused. He had to be moving all of the time. At his yearly physical a simple blood test gave us the answer and explained the "got-to-be-busy" behavior.
The past 14 months have been a series of radiation treatments, scans, and modifying prescriptions. He is getting back to himself now and we are seeing positive changes each day. He is still producing cancer cells but by keeping his thyroid levels high (hyperthyroidism), the cancer starves of a protein and dies. Monitoring and controlling these levels is what is keeping the cancer from growing.
We are extremely blessed with good doctors, good nurses and affordable healthcare. During our battle with cancer, my brother, my uncle and two good friends lost their battles with cancer. The fight at times felt overwhelming.
|Rest in Peace dear Brother.|
I pray that they find a cure for cancer, or even better, a preventive vaccine ending this war on our bodies, our loved ones, our families and friends.