Today we learned that Lisa's scan showed remaining thyroid tissue in her neck. Chances are this is residual non-cancerous tissue that was not removed during her surgery. There was no sign that the cancer had spread to other parts of her body.
Tomorrow, we will go to Dayton for her to swallow a higher dose of radioactive iodine which will act like a "smart bomb" to kill the remaining thyroid tissue. For the weekend, Evan and I will need to keep some distance from her as she will be more "glowing" than usual. However, in most cases, there are, at most, only a few minor side effects from the treatment.
And, early next week, she will be able to get back on her medicine and also return to a normal diet. Next Friday, she will have a follow up scan to make sure the tissue is gone.
After that, it will be a matter of getting her medicine regulated and then seeing her endocrinologist a couple of times a year. And, like I said, our journey through cancer will be over.
We thank everyone for your prayers and thoughtfulness during what has been a very long journey. God has revealed Himself in amazing ways during this and I know that, at the very least, I am looking more closely at my priorities and commitments, and holding on more tightly to those I love.
Thank you again. God is with us and he is good. Very good.