Everyone’s got them; no one necessarily wants them: Those moments in life when things go topsy-turvy and send us into tailspins. I call them “loops of life” – like a loop on a roller coaster… they come up fast; you may dread the thought of it more than the actual experience warrants; and it’s over before you know it.
Life has thrown me a loop lately, and as it has affected, and will likely affect, my rhythm of posting blogs here for the next couple weeks, I’d like to thank you in advance for a bit of patience.
In the summer, I found a growth in my neck; I knew it was the thyroid gland, as I’d had one in the same spot 30 years ago; by the time life got back into swing here after the summer holidays, it had grown further; long story short, they found three large, benign masses which have completely consumed my thyroid gland – miraculously, however, they seem to have taken over its function and are working perfectly fine. But it’s getting harder to speak, swallow, breathe, etc. So, in 10 days I’ll get to check into a luxury hotel, aka the hospital, and undergo a 4-hour surgery; the surgeon will take her time, especially as I’m a singer and the vocal cords / nerves are extremely important to me, as you can imagine!
Since beginning this process, I’ve heard from so many people who are having (or have had) the same problem; it’s comforting to know I’m by no means alone in this, and others have come through it well and whole. I may not post regularly for the next fortnight or so – but keep your eyes open!
Before the surgery, we’re going away for a much needed week’s holiday in Lugano, and are looking forward to it! Our cats are looking forward to being spoilt by a live-in flat sitter, too, so it’s a win-win!
15 responses to “Loops of Life”
God’s blessings on you, Stephanie. We’re including you in our prayers.
That was the perfect photo to begin this post. I’m so sorry you are battling this and pray you and your voice will come through unscathed. Don’t worry about us who love your blog. We’ll wait.
Best wishes, Stephanie. May God give you peace and a speedy recovery
Thank you!! The vocal cords are my greatest concern, along with the fact that my veins like to hide, and I end up like a pin cushion… we’re praying for the best “stickers” to be successful on the first attempts!
Thank you so much!
Thank you – Amen!
Prayers said for you, what a crazy thing to discover! I hope the surgery is successful and you can sing through your recovery.
Amen! I’ll NEED to sing through the recovery! At least an hour a day training, so that I don’t lose my range… I’m supposed to start the day I come home from the hospital. 🙂
My [Like] is for the post, not the situation it describes. Fervent hopes for success to U and your rightfully methodical surgeon. Godspeed!
Good luck with it, Stephanie. My sister in law had something similar last year and she recovered very quickly and very fully. I’m sure it’ll be the same with you. Ádh mór ort!
Go raibh maith agat! I think… 😉 I can always use the luck of the Irish!
Maith thú! (Well done!) 🙂
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