Wednesday, August 06, 2014
It Takes A Village
About a month ago, after eight months of going to one doctor after another, my daughter was finally diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The saga began with her eyes crossing! So, of course, she went to eye specialists. One doctor finally said that he could straighten her eye but she needed to find out the cause.
That began a pilgrimage from one specialist to another. For Jewels it was beyond frustrating and frightening.
When she finally got a diagnosis it was a relief in a way. Then she and the appropriate doctors could do
something about it.
Today that journey begins. Julie, who likes to be called Jewels, (and she is a jewel) is at MD Anderson for the preliminary procedures to prepare for surgery and whatever else it entails. Her husband and four children are great and supportive. However, it never hurts to have moral support and positive energy
So I ask you, as you go about your daily activities for the next few months, to remember Julie and her family and send positive energy and prayers, if you wish. It will be greatly appreciated.
I'll be heading up soon to be there to fulfill whatever role I can to be of help...........We, as a family, have been down this road before and know that coming together is the way to care for Julie at this time.