We have had a whirlwind 2017 so far and I just wanted to share with you a little about what has been going on with our family.
Last fall Cory was catapulted by a cow that he was attempting to load into a trailer. That evening he was in a bit of pain and we decided that we needed to get everything checked out to make sure he was ok. It was discovered then that there was a growth on his thyroid. He decided to ask he Dr about it at his next appointment (which happened to be in January) as precaution and his lab work all seemed to show normal thyroid levels. Our doctor did not believe there was any indication of an issue of concern and decided that Cory could follow up with a biopsy just to rule out anything.
Mid January we were greatly anticipating a wonderful trip that would allow us a time of refreshment, encouragement, and re commitment as well as some terrific fellowship with some dear friends. We had been planning this big tripped for months and Cory was insistent that we go ahead and then get everything checked out as precaution because nothing seemed to point to a problem thus far and he was feeling fine. So the biopsy was scheduled to occur after we returned from our trip.
February 1st is the date that was planned for the biopsy of the nodule and when the results returned the news was “highly suspicious”. Our doctors explained that this is usually a strong indicator that cancer is present. They advised us that it would be necessary to go ahead and remove the thyroid and the nodule and send it to pathology to get a final determination. The surgery is scheduled for March 1st, with possible treatment afterward depending on results.
I am calling on you all, our dearest family, friends, loved ones, and prayer warriors to join me in praying for Cory, the surgeon and medical staff, as well as our family at this time. We know God’s goodness and feel an overwhelming amount of love and encouragement as well as a confidence that only He gives. We trust that His outcome is a part of the plan but the unknown and the waiting can sometimes feel nerve-wrecking.
As the Psalmist David reminds us, this has been on my heart the last few days: “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies” Psalm 103:1-4
Thank you so much for your love and prayers for us. I will post updates as we know more.
– Lachelle McCaig