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Thread #165433   Message #4019602
Posted By: LilyFestre
16-Nov-19 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
As it turns out, Pete needs more surgery and radiation. That will be happening on Thursday. The remainder of his thyroid will be removed, medication will begin after surgery and approximately 2 weeks later, he will receive an injection of radiation and have a nuclear scan from head to toe to pinpoint thyroid cancer cells that have spread in his body, then iodized radiation will be administered. He will need to be quarantined for 4 to 5 days. We have discussed various options but I think he will be staying at a local hotel. Jeremiah and I have the option to go to someone's home but all the animals would need to be boarded....and that's just too much. I hate the idea of us being apart but it's what we are going to have to do one way or the other. We've also discussed him staying in his office at home...he can take his recliner in there and that's where he has all the things he loves to putter with...so I think he'd be fine there but we will wait and see if Nuclear Medicine says he has to be out of the house totally. One doctor told us that as long as no one touches him, we can stay in the same place but I'm not sure I trust that...we shall see.

On a completely different note, we all got hair cuts today. I had 6 inches chopped off and I think I like it....LOL....it always takes me some time to decide if I like a new haircut or not. I was ready for a change and something a little more clean cut/professional.

I am still working on what I need for Thanksgiving and a shopping list in general. I am feeling overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done before Pete goes in for surgery, getting things ready at work for my time off (thank goodness for Paid Family Leave) and then just regular chores around here....I'm to the point of being so overwhelmed that I'm not doing anything....surely I will kick myself for this later.

Work is going well, I've been training someone new who will fill in for me while I'm out. She and I get along very well and I dare say I have a new friend. :)

That's it for now. Hoping the rest of you are doing well.

Much love to all,

Michelle