First of all, I just want to thank EVERYONE who has written or called us this last week. There are so many of you who are very precious to us, who have prayed for us and also who plan on coming to the hospital on the day of Adam's surgery. That means a lot to him.
He will be having surgery on October 28th to have this mass removed. The second doctor had the same opinion as the first one that we went to see. They say that there is a very good chance of this being cancer because of Adam's age and because it is SO RARE in males.
The doctor said that the average mass size that he has seen is 2 centimeters in diameter and Adam's mass has grown to be 8 centimeters in diameter. I'm frustrated that we have to wait so long to do the surgery, but that was as soon as the surgeon could get him in. We will not know until the day before - what time the surgery will be, but I will update my FB status, and on here so that everyone can be sure and say a little prayer at the time of surgery.
Again, thank you everyone who has had us in your thoughts. This has been incredibly stressful for both of us, but Adam is staying strong. He came into the room with me on Saturday and said with a smirk - "Hey, if they do find cancer, that means I'm a survivor, doesn't it?"
Being a survivor is HUGE when it comes to cancer patients and I have learned that through my job. I definitely think that it is one of those incredible blessings that I work for the American Cancer Society if this does turn out to be thyroid cancer, because like one of my volunteers told me - "God put you in the right place to make all the connections you need!!"
This just drives it home even more with me that my job has incredible value. I hope that one day when my children ask me what I did for a living I can say -
I helped find the cure for cancer.
I'll keep everyone posted on my sweet husband... keep praying! :)