Time Is All I Own...

So now we have to play the waiting game.

We went in to talk to the Endocrinologist today about Adam's full body scan and see if his cancer has spread to any organs. But he is not going to be able to do that scan, until he has been off of his temporary thyroid medication for at least 14 days. After those 14 days, that is when he will start his first dose of radiation treatment.It sounds like life might be really hard for him and a little bit hard for me too during this time. The treatment might make him sick, and it might also leak from his body, so he will have to watch where he sits, sleeps, take multiple showers a day, and so much more. They already have him on a no-iodine diet so that he can "starve his body of iodine" before the treatment. According to the doctor's handy dandy list that she gave us of things Adam CAN eat, there were pretty much 3 things. Poor Guy.

Also, during that time, he will be radioactive, so we will not be able to be within 3 feet of each other.

Seriously?... You're killing me Doc.

We won't be able to sleep in the same bed, kiss each other goodnight, or even hug. I'm really not sure how we are going to manage that. [refer to exhibit A. below]

Then after the first dose of treatment, we will do more blood tests and THEN the full body scan. And so we just hurry up and wait.
We also read that men taking radioactive iodine treatment might have problems with fertility later in life. So now, we are weighing our options about that and seeing if we want to take precautions so that we will have no problems getting pregnant when we are ready to start a family. Has anyone else ever experienced that before? I was wondering how expensive it is and what the "banking" process is like. So any feedback on it is welcome.
On a brighter note :
Adam is getting more fan mail than Hannah Montana.
I'm just sayin.
It really makes me happy, though, to know that so many people think the world of my husband. The picture that you see above is mail that we got out of the mailbox for 2 days. Imagine the pile we have here for the entire week. It's crazy.
And our friend Katlynn sent us these beautiful flowers when Adam got home from the hospital. It was incredibly thoughtful of her. Thank you, Katlynn.

A family from our church congregation made this sweet homemade card for Adam. The great art work is by an 8 year old boy named Jaden. Despite the size of that scary needle ... this card was very comforting! :) Thanks guys!
Again, thank you to EVERYONE who has emailed, called, texted, sent cards, and came by to see us. All we can do now is keep our heads up and wait for what is next.
I am so glad that Patience is a virtue, because we are about to get to test ours.

"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."
-Romans 5:3-5

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  1. Bless your heart!! I know that will be tough! You guys are in my prayers!! :)

  2. Wow, I can't even imagine what you're both going through, what a tough thing to handle! But it sounds like you both have a good head on your shoulders and that's nice :) I'll definitely pray for you both.


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