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The Aftermath

It has been almost 2 weeks since Wayne’s total thyroidectomy surgery. It was a very long 7 hour surgery, as there were some minor complications.

I will never forget that look of resignation and worry on Wayne’s countenance as he walked through the main door of the Operating Room. But 7 hours later, he came out awake, and cancer-free.

Wayne is such a trooper. He has since bounced back to full health, and has even gone back to work this Monday.

The first 3 days following surgery were long and painful.

Wayne was miserable, grumpy, and was confined in the hospital for observations. He was very impatient, and grumbled a few times on why he seem to be taking a long time to heal.

But we sat through the 3 days in that small cramped hospital room, not talking much, just watching lots of TV in each other’s company.

His healing improved dramatically after he came home. =) I guess there really is no place like home.

We are so very lucky and blessed. We have come out of this whole situation quite intact.

True, it really sucked that a wonderful guy like Wayne had to be dealt with the cancer card. But bad things happen to good guys all the time.

It is in how we deal with the bad hands that we are dealt with that our true natures, and our innate human resilience shines through.

The past 3 months have been one hell of a roller coaster ride, but it has made us stronger as a couple and a family, and we are definitely more appreciative of life and of one another.

Life is definitely more or less back to normal for us now. We have gone back to our regular routine pre-cancer.

Life goes on.

Till the next time I muse.

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