Had my fine needle aspiration biopsy today. Very kind radiologist who said he didn’t see anything very worrying about the thyroid tissue, but cautioned that he didn’t know my full history. He did say that if (15% cases) he couldn’t get a good sample, he would suggest a second biopsy rather than radical surgery. Am grateful and surprised as my specialist had mentioned cancer specifically and said if in double take it out, which had made us feel it must be serious.

Was sitting waiting for my husband in the hospital entrance at a table where a young woman was sitting. We couldn’t have been more different. She was young and black; I am a decidedly older ex-Brit. I asked her if she was here for a procedure and she told me she was with her father who was having an ultra-sound.

It was not serious, she thought, but added, “It is in God’s hands.” We looked at each other and I touched her arm. “God is always with us,” I said and she looked deeply into my eyes. There was a peace and grace about us – and we understood each other deeply.

About UntraveledRoads

Fascinated by life, looking for answers to chronic pain and finding unexpected gifts. Interested in people, ideas, healing and humour. I am very happily married with three children and a kitten. As English born immigrants to Canada, we have family spread overseas, a daughter in South Africa and one in England. We also run a charity in South Africa to educate black, rural South African Women. Our first girl from a rural township has just graduated as an accountant from Johannesburg University and got a good job in a bank.
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