quite a lot has happened...
first of all, last week was a pretty rough stretch
hiuyan was in the hospital to remove a swollen thyroid and after all was said and done, she was there for nearly a week!
the doctors made a horizontal incision on her neck to remove the left thyroid
this was done with generally more ease than my worries warranted
after analyzing the thyroid, however, they found a small tumor
very very small, but a shock to all parties concerned to be sure
this led the doctors to decide to remove her other thyroid as well
hiuyan found out just as she was attempting to make her getaway from the hospital
the nurses caught her and dragged her back in for a second surgery
i was sort of a wreck that night, as you can probably imagine
i think i actually ended up needing prayers and support more than my girl did
but everything turned out just fine and i found out that thyroid cancer and removal is a relatively simple process
hiuyan does have to take thryoxine hormone replacement for the rest of her life however
that sounds rough, but not too bad as an end result
she was able to go home the following sunday
both of us are glad the whole thing is over
there's my baby back at home!
her lovely neck still in one piece :)
my life was pretty much on hold the whole week
i just couldnt really concentrate on anything so i was really glad to have menial labor to do at the warehouse to fill most of my time
it sure is tough being so far away when something like this happens
but im happy that it was done, and early enough
we were able to talk pretty often while hiuyan was sojourning at the hospital
it was really nice to be able to read children's literature together (one of our beloved hobbies)
truly a delightful book!
check it out if you ever have a chance :)
(The Phantom Tollbooth)
and i was able to enjoy a day off yesterday to kick back and start planning how to use my upcoming free time
i gotta mention a quote from this feminist play that i read yesterday morning over a vanilla yogurt and tea