Linda Harris
Linda Harris · Sunday, April 24, 2011
I Need Your Prayers Again
I had hoped I wouldn't need to use this website again. However, I need to let you all know that I'm going to be having thyroid surgery on May 16. About a month ago, I had a PET scan that showed a hot spot on my thyroid. The ultrasound showed a nodule on the left side. The surgeon is going to take out the left lobe. It will take about 4 days for them to figure out if it's cancer or not. If it's not, I still have half a thyroid. If it is, I'll have to have another surgery to take out the rest of the thyroid. I'd appreciate your prayers.
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Linda Harris · Thursday, November 4, 2010
Updates
It's been awhile since I posted here. I found out in July that the cancer treatments had triggered the asthma I had as a teenager. I thought I'd outgrown it, but it must have been just under the surface. It's under control with Singulair. The doctor had given me a couple of medicines with steroids, and those caused me to go into adrenal exhaustion. But once I got off those, I got better. I'm finally beginning to feel like myself again. I started a new blog at http://perfectwordediting.blogspot.com/. It's for grammar help. Come see me there and leave a comment.
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Linda Harris · Monday, January 11, 2010
Still Good News
I got the report from the doctor's office on Friday. Apparently, "no overt malignancy" means the same as benign. There are some odd cells showing up, but they're not cancerous. The official term is "nodular hyperplasia."
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Linda Harris · Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Good News!
Just heard from the oncologist's office. The nurse said that the report was "no overt malignancies." Good news! Although to me, that's not the same as "benign." She said there were other comments that she's not qualified to interpret. She'll give the report to the nurse practitioner and he'll call me if there's more to discuss. Hmm.
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Linda Harris · Sunday, January 3, 2010
New Year, New Blog
I've started a blog, connected to my new website. Check it out at www.God-Connections.org.
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Linda Harris · Thursday, December 31, 2009
Today's appointment
I found out from today's appointment that the lump is most likely a benign cyst. The least likely scenario is metastatic cancer. So that's really good news!
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Linda Harris · Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Latest Developments
Out of the blue, I got a phone call from the hospital's scheduling department to schedule a thyroid biopsy. Having had the thyroid ultrasound (announced in the same surprising way), I wasn't completely taken aback. But no one from any doctor's office called to say this would be happening. I was supposed to have an appointment with my oncologist's nurse practitioner on Monday, but his daughter had a skiing accident over the weekend. So my appointment was rescheduled for tomorrow. Originally, this was a routine appointment, but has taken on more significance now. The biopsy is scheduled...
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Linda Harris · Monday, December 14, 2009
Still Need Prayers
After two chest x-rays, I had a CT scan last week. I got the results today. There are a couple of nodules on my lungs that they want to keep an eye on (a CT scan in a year). It also showed something on my thyroid. So I'm scheduled for a thyroid ultrasound next week. I have a lot of questions and very few answers. I'm trusting God, but I'd really like to know what's going on.
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