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Newest health Update

Hello my friends.  After seeing my doctor today to check how I am healing, she also told me the results of the second thyroid biopsy. It seems I have thyroid cancer.  It's very treatable.  I have an appointment with the Oncologist/surgeon next Tuesday.  More surgery.
Both biopsies were done with guided ultrasound.

Radiation will have to wait for now, until I am healed.  I am not sure what the Oncologist/surgeon wants to do.
This is just crazy!!!!!
Brooke Burke from Dancing with the stars dealth with thyroid cancer.

The thyroid gland is below the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple) in the front part of the neck. In most people, the thyroid cannot be seen or felt. It is butterfly shaped, with 2 lobes — the right lobe and the left lobe — joined by a narrow isthmus 

Lesson No. 1: You are your best advocate
God bless ‘em, but doctors are not infallible. If something doesn’t feel right, speak up. If you find a lump, get it biopsied as soon as possible. And don’t see just any endocrinologist (remember, they handle issues from diabetes to weight loss) -- find one who is a thyroid cancer specialist.

Lesson No. 2: Ask for help
Asking for help is one of the toughest lessons I learned. But if it were not for friends, a neighborhood meal train and the cards and calls from friends, getting through that difficult time would have been nearly impossible. 

Lesson No. 3: Cancer is a neverending story

Lesson No. 4: Re-evaluate your life
Ask yourself, “Why do I have cancer now?” The answers might just surprise you.

As I have always said, please pay attention to your bodies.
this is my third cancer diagnosis.

 I will keep you posted.  Thank you as always for your continued support, prayers and healing thoughts.

On the bright side, our little pup is doing wonderful.  He is gaining weight and his little face changes
almost daily.  He has brought us some sunshine....less sleep, however it is so worth it.
Chloe, his little mama is doing fine.

What do you think about the name, Dante?
It means steadfast, enduring and everlasting.
Thank you my friends for your continued love and support.

I want to share the beautiful flowers I received from:
Liz @Infuse With Liz  Betty @ Betty Maries  & Alycia @ 
Table Twentyone
They are beautiful and really brightened my day.....Thank you....

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  1. Oh Linda. I am so sorry you are having to go through this right now. I had a bout of health challenges last year myself. It's what started me blogging actually. It save my sanity!
    My Mr and boys were my strength.
    I am sending you warm thoughts and prayers .

  2. Oh Linda, I am sorry to hear this news....again! I wish you could get a break! I will continue to pray. Did I tell you, another blogger sent me a prayer bracelet. I keep it around my bottle of Plax and every morning I pray for her, you, another blogger and my family. The puppy is ADORABLE! Hoe old? I love the name Dante. XO, Pinky

  3. Linda...words cannot express how sorry I am that you are going through all of this, once, twice, now three times! That is enough to break anyones spirit. But, I am always amazed at how positive you have remained. You will continue to be in my prayers. The pup is so precious. Love the name Dante! Perfect for such a little fighter.

  4. Linda, look at that sweet little puppy! How good that must feel to be nursing him along and he is thriving!

    Your lessons speak the truth Linda and I agree.. WE are our own best advocates and must question what's said if we aren't comfortable with it. Thyroid cancer IS treatable. That said, any cancer is debating and requires immediate treatment. Go easy on yourself. Rest, recover, and try to keep level headed through all this. My mom is still getting her testing done. It's such a rediculous process and I know what's coming.

    Happy 4th and enjoy your weekend! xxL

    1. That should be devasting! I'm on my cell and my phone chanes my words on occasion!

  5. Linda,

    I'm so sorry to hear this news. You have been through so much, and I want you to know that I'm thinking about you and saying a prayer. May God be with you during this most difficult time.

    Your puppy is precious. They soon become a part of our family, don't they?


  6. Good Evening Linda, I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this for a third time.
    I think of you often and I want you to know that I am sending you all my positive thoughts and love.
    You are so right to advise us to listen to our own bodies.... we know them so well and any slight change should not be ignored.
    Take care of yourself, you are surrounded by a lot of love.
    With warmest withes to you,

  7. Linda, thank you for the good awareness points you wrote about. It really is so typical of what I've seen on your blog that you are reaching out to your readers to help them even in the middle of facing these health issues yourself. I see Blog Sister buttons on many blogs and let me tell you, you are certainly being the epitome of a blog sister in this post.

    I, along with so many, are continuing to pray for this cancer to be treated and cured. Many hugs to you and to that sweet little puppy,

  8. Linda, you have been on my mind lately. Thank you for always thinking of others. My mother's oncologist told my sister, Mother, and me that people don't get cancer..families do. He was so right. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. You are one amazing lady.
    Sending hugs,

  9. AnonymousJuly 03, 2013

    I am lucky enough to have clogged with Linda and go to lunch almost every month with her. She is an amazing lady! As you can see by her blog, she is extremely talented in many ways. It is not fair that she has had these diagnoses. It's more than most can bear. Her positive attitude and spirit rise above anyone's expectations, therefore, is an inspiration to all! I'm honored to be a friend of Linda's....and Dante is a product of Linda's determination to live life at its fullest! What a beautiful family! Marilyn

  10. Hi Linda, I am thankful that you were diagnosed and will be treated; I've known several people with Thyroid Cancer and it seems like the treatment is not as bad as with other cancers. You are definitely in my prayers.
    As I recall, either you or your hubby worked at Roseville HP and I wonder if you or your man knew a gal named Gay Taylor. She is my sister in law. It is such a small world. Sending you hugs, love and prayers today.

  11. Oh, Linda! I wish I could wave a magic wand and heal you completely. I will do the next best thing and pray for healing and remission for you. You are such a beautiful lady, inside and out, and I know that God has you in the palm of his hand. We got the news yesterday that a friend of ours who has been fighting cancer for two years is in full remission and I started to cry when he told us. It was such a relief. God bless you and Happy 4th of July. xo Diana

  12. Hi Linda. I am so sorry to hear that you were diagnosed Thyroid cancer.
    God is with you and my love and prayers.
    God is good
    God bless you always.
    I love your litter puppy
    so cute!

  13. Oh Sweet Linda, I am so sorry about this news of thyroid cancer, but thankfully it is very treatable. I so appreciate you giving us updates on your health. Thank you, too, for the Life Lessons and the tips you give us. Please remember that I'm still praying for you. Your little pup is adorable and I'm sure brings you great joy. Hugs and blessings are sent to you. xo

  14. Im so sorry that you are going thru this right now.
    Im sending Prayers and good wishes.

    Your little puppy is so sweet!

  15. You need to take care of yourself so you can raise that little rascal ;) into a fine and dapper Dog ahahahah.

    He must have come to your Life with a Mission.

    By your sassy nails I see you're giving this dam*** disease a fight to remember.

    Hang in There, Gorgeous. You'll win! And then We'll Dance!!! I I'm not getting younger, you know?!?! Love You!

    Praying and Hugging you Close,


  16. Linda you are in my heart and prayers. I am so sorry. Taking care of little Dante will bring you some pleasure in the midst of this, how adorable the tiny pupster is!

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  17. Continued prayers for you Linda! And I think Dante is the perfect name.

  18. Darling Linda!

    I'm visiting an aunt here in California for a couple of days so I'm reporting here from the sunny shores of my homestate.

    Your new puppy is absolutely darling; Dante is the name of my cousin's son, and the name is STRONG - name your sweet little one a name that will lift your spirits, keep you strong.

    I don't know what to say but that we are here for you to listen. Anita

  19. I am praying that this next round is successful, and treatment is mild.
    Your little Dante is just adorable!
    Have a happy 4th with friends and family!

  20. These are great tips and I'm glad your cancer is highly treatable!

    The pup is adorable and I love the name Dante.

  21. Oh mercy....well, at least they have a plan. Right now, I think we are plan-less. My doctor promised to have some answers in 2 weeks. Hang in there sister!!

  22. I'm so sorry for the diagnosis. While your cancer is treatable, I'm sure it must have been scary to have that news handed to you. I will keep you in my prayers for an easy and speedy recovery.

    Your little puppy is soooooo adorable!

    Happy Fourth of July!

  23. Girl I had this now - I really do. But I guess that kind is better than some others. I have you in prayer. Happy 5th of July. Your pup is adorable. sandie

  24. Hi Linda! Praying for you that God will do a miracle in your body! So sorry you are going through this! Thanks for keeping us updated and more aware of our bodies! Your puppy is so sweet! Blessings from Bama!

  25. Linda, bless your sweet heart. I am praying for you and your loved ones, and wishing you the best. Oh, I want that pup! If I send you my address can you stick him in the mail :)

  26. Hello dear Linda, I'm sorry to hear about this diagnosis and you are so right, thyroid cancer is highly treatable. I just heard the interview from Brooke Burke with Guiliana Rancic on her diagnosis and treatment. She is doing great now. Your pup is darling and so glad to hear he is doing well.
    Thoughts and prayers your way for an energetic and happy day.
    xx, Heather

  27. I'm sorry for not coming before, but I was away and always had you on my mind and prayers, you are such a special lady; the strong kind, that nothing gets you down! You will overcome this battle too! Thank you for all the detail about Thyroid cáncer and yes,, it's highly tretable. The Drs. thought mother might have this cáncer, but they assured her if diagnosed it it very treatable. I'm so happy to hear from you, beautiful lady. My prayers are going your way! The pup is adorable and I love the name you chose too.
    Lots of hugs,

  28. Oh, the flower basket from our friends is sweet of them, as flowers always makes us happy.

  29. Sending you lots of LOVE Linda! xoxoxoxoxo

  30. Dante is a wonderful name.
    I just said some prayers for you before commenting. I just lost my brother in April to cancer. I believe with all my heart that you will be fine. I may not know you. But you seem like a wonderful person.
    May God bless you and your family...also little Dante
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  31. AnonymousJuly 10, 2013

    Sorry to hear, Linda. You are most definitely in my prayers...already were since you were Stephanie's guest to win the Honor One Another tag. I actually pray over the tags I make so see, Grace is way ahead of you.
    Dante is a most perfect choice for a name.
    Be well, love.
    I should be mailing your tag this Saturday.

  32. I am a 32 year Survivor of thyroid cancer.
    I hope that encourages you.
    God bless you, Bloggy Friend.

  33. Can't stop thinking about you and wish that there was something that I could do for you. I can't bring you some yummy food or help you with some errands or tidy up your house because I live to far away :(! I would love to send you a cheery card...but I don't have your address :(
    So, I'm sending you my best wishes to get through your icky days as fast and as easy as you can!
    With lots of hugs,


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