Monday, October 26, 2009

What a Crazy Couple of Months!

What a mess these last 2 months have been. Fortunately, I have a great support system to help out.

Early September, I went in for my prenatal check-up at 9 weeks. Yes, I got preggo again. Unfortunately, I had miscarried & the baby stopped growing at 6 weeks. The doc said it was one of those spontaneous things that just happens. If your body finds that it didn't create something perfect it knows that it can try again next time. It became a long process after we found out. I guess it's better to find out earlier, rather than later.

Then about a week later, my doc found a lump in my right thyroid. He ordered an ultrasound & then the specialist ordered a biopsy. I had a solid tumor that took up 1/2 my right thyroid. I have a family history of thyroid cancer (as well as breast cancer) and there was a 2/3 chance of it being cancerous. Oct 21 I had the entire thyroid removed & surgery went successful. My body's just having a hard time adjusting after the surgery with all the chemical imbalances, but should go back to normal in about a week. The wonderful news is that today I found out the pathology report showed the tumor was NOT CANCEROUS! That means I don't have to worry about radiation or any other cancer treatments! Yippee!

Vanessa, poor baby, came down with Swine flu also. She's had a hard time breathing and was hospitalized for a day. She's doing better now, but her doc finds it best to keep her on asthma preventive meds thru the winter. Hopefully, she won't be seeing the inside of any more hospitals.

It looks like we're in the market for another vehicle also. Kim's had his Infiniti for 2 1/2 yrs & it's been thru 2 engines already (1 recently replaced also). It died on the highway for me coming home from work a couple weeks ago. The fuel pump went out & was fixed. Then the Service Engine light came on because the catalytic converter went out last week. Now Kim's still in a loaner (about 2 mo) & has made a complaint to Infiniti about his car. His file is still under review, but either way the car has got to go. Luckily, his car is still under warranty, but it's only got 1,000 mi left before it's gone. With the way things are going with the car so far, we don't want to see what the bill would look like after the warranty expires.

My wonderful mom has come down to help out also with the baby since I am unable to pick her up from the surgery. Everyone's been super helpful and nice. And Kim wins "The Hubby of the Year" award for being so supportive in every way possible.