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    Life deals the hardest blows some times... I'll sorry if I have not been my self for the past few months. My wife Kelly has been going thru some tough medical issues the past three years, but the last ten months have been pretty grueling. In January she found a mass in her breast, so she took action. Her docters found several other masses, as a result she under went a battery of tests for the last ten months. It was just last week after a RMI guided core biopsy, she was given the all clear, for her breast issues. Back in February, she was under going treatment for a rotator cup injury. The treatment was from a chiropractor, using ultrasonics equipment, to remove scar tissue. She has complained about soreness, in the shoulder, and neck. While checking her neck alignment, the Dr. found a bump on her Thyroid. Having one of his therapists, just go threw this same thing, he told her to see her regular Dr. immediately. Kelly went to our family Dr. for a exam, the Dr. said everything appeared normal, even thyroid, and blood tests. But since the other Dr. found some thing, he signed off for an Ultra sound. A few weeks later they did the ultra sound test, and had to wait for the results to come back. The test results came back, it was a nodule of 2mm in size (Tiny) Kelly was referred to a thyroid specialist, for more testing. Two more Ultra sound tests ensued, with a battery of Zithromax, to try and shrink the nodule. the nodule had grown to 5mm in size, still tiny in size, but concern was growing. About a month ago she under went a needle biopsy of the Thyroid, and we waited again for results. The results were not encouraging, they did not know what it was, but it was not normal. The Thyroid Dr. refer us to a Surgeon, for the procedure. After consultation with the surgeon, she was some what comfortable, learning only half of the thyroid need be removed, and still carry on a normal life. We weighed her options, and set up her short temp dis ability thru her employer. Yesterday we were in hi spirits, thinking she may get to go home, in one day, after the procedure. We all gathered by to wish her well, just about the time she left pre op. The procedure was to be an hour and twenty minutes, she was in for three hours before learning, that the whole thyroid would need to be removed. We all sat in shock, this was the news we did not want to hear, this ment the nodule was Cancer. She was rolled out of the OR after four hours, and into recovery. We talked to the Dr, and he explained the procedure, when went except for the frozen byopsy results of the Nodule. They had two Pathologists on staff yesterday, they both agreed, the nodule was 120% and no less Papillary Cancer. He told us she was still sleepy and groggy, but had spoken to her, checking her vocal cords and nerves after the surgery. We all agreed this was for the best, and it went as good as it could go. We waited for Kelly to be assigned a room, before getting to see her. We went to Kelly's room to find her joking with the nurses setting up the room, and checking her vitals. I sat there in amazement,as she wanted to talk her head off, running threw the list of people I needed to call after the procedure. We talked about what happened, during the operation, she was bummed about her diet, she would need to the following weeks. We sat and talked till 11 pm, before leaving for night. I get a wake up call fro Kelly, she said she did not sleep well, maybe an hour, and reminded me to bring her cell phone charger to the Hospital room. So here I sit and type, thanking GOD for Kelly's recovery from this mess, Kelly turning 40, and the year 2008 should not have happened at the same time her words) I'm of the Hospital, she will be released Saturday we are hoping. Keep her in your prayers.

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    Bummer, all the material things in life do seem unimportant after reading your report, which was very well written and informative under the circumstances. Wish you and your whole family and everybody who's lives they touch and enrich the very best.............My prayers are with you !
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    Wow Chuck, That's a tough time for you and Kelly.
    I hope everything comes out well and you can see light at the end of the dark tunnel.

    Seems everyone sooner or later has tragedy or illness strike a family member.
    We had a real heart wrenching time with a traffic accident that involved my wife's Mother. She was crossing the street in downtown GR and was hit by the city bus in 02. That reduced her from a healthy and vibrant 68 yr old to a 3 yr old in a wheelchair wearing diapers. The last 5 years until her passing this spring was just awful. The ripple effect that goes through the family from a tragedy of this caliber is unlike anything you could even imagine. Almost destroyed our marriage of 32 yrs too.

    Talking big and acting cool on the forums is one thing, (not me but some other guys ) but when you go through a family tragedy you really find out what's important in life.

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    I hope every thing gets better for you guys just remember you all have freinds here for you, best wishes and get well soon p.s and dont forget the chips and salsa [ LOL ]

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    Wow Chuck, you guys sure have had a bad year. I knew by the lack of progress on the boat, something was up. I sure am sorry to hear of Kelly's medical issues. We certainly will pray for her speedy recovery. It sure has been a bad year, to say the least. God Bless, we'll pray for both of you.
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    Well We are glad she is In good spirits and doing well . We will keep her in our prayres for sure - Just love her and take care of her !
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    Chuck,
    We will keep you and Kelly in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of you and her both.
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    Chuck
    You tell Kelly we`re pulling and praying for her. If you need anything and I can help don`t hesitate to call. Keep your chin up, have a good Christmas.
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    My prayers are with you. Give her a big hug for me.
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    We'll be thinking about you guys Chuck. Stay strong, think positive, and take er one day at a time...

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    Keep you in our thoughts and prayers, Glade she is doing well and in a positive attitude!!! Only way to be no matter what. You take care of Brandy and have a good Christmas.

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    Chuck & Kelly,

    Thank you for filling us in about Kelly. Tell Kelly we are praying for her speedy recovery. Wish I was still unemployed so I could come down & help out. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Hug her for us and tell her we'll see her soon.

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    Get well soon Kelly, we have boatin and campin to do. Keep smilling and all of us will keep you in our prayers.
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