Remember reading all those Greek Dramas and the long discussions about Hubris and the fates that befall those that think they can control their world and figure things out. Well they were right. There is no control or any reason to believe we mere mortals have any control over our lives or those that are near and dear to us.
We have been smug... Or more accurately, I have been smug. I think I know how the systems work, I can maneuver through the medical crap like that irritating guy on the small motor cycle during rush hour.
Then the E-Mail comes: WE NEED YOU TO COME BACK IN FOR SOME MORE BLOOD WORK. THERE APPEARS TO BE A CHANGE IN SOME OF THE VALUES THAT LEAD US TO BELIEVE.......
The word choices are very specific:
Need to come back. Not You might want to drop by the lab sometime in the next month or so....
It appears that 12 doses of Spinal Cranial Radiation did not make her thyroid very happy. It seems to have been a slow but expected death. Unless the blood work shows some other auto-immune issue- it will be very treatable. Thyroid pills for the rest of her life. Joy, Joy.
We talked about it last night and I told her that she should not expect more than her fair share of long term side affects and that I thought 3 would be enough thank you very much.
So......... Off to the lab for a fasting blood draw.
The photo is of Grandma Armstrong Lanham. She was a stong willed women that fought her way through life. She seemed to be an approriate person to be on guard.