Surgery postponed for second surgery that takes priority

caduceus125I’m not having surgery on my tongue tomorrow.

I’ve now heard from my primary physician that pre-op labs and follow-ups revealed that I have primary hyperparathyroidism, which is usually caused by benign tumors on one or more of the four parathyroid glands. It’s fairly common in men and women in their fifties.

Information on hyperparathyroidism and a very good video are here.

A 15-minute video of the COMPLETE, no-editing 4-Gland Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Removal surgery. (Completely bloodless, really cool.)

The elevation in calcium that parathyroid tumors cause creates a surgical risk—so I cannot have the partial glossectomy (tongue tissue removal) until I get this done.

I am doing my best to take the delays in stride, to remain calm, and to just get through this.

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12 responses to “Surgery postponed for second surgery that takes priority”

  1. John Avatar

    Wishing you all the best, Holly. Stay strong, and get well soon!
    One day in the future, you’ll be in fine health, and all of this trouble will just be a fading memory.

  2. Hanna Avatar

    Sorry to hear about all you are going through.

  3. Rachel Sweigart Avatar
    Rachel Sweigart

    Thinking of you! Hang in there.

  4. Margaret Avatar

    Hugs, Holly. You’ll get through this. The strong and determined survive just about anything, and no one could question your place in that crowd :).

  5. JT Avatar

    Holly, it’s inspiring to see you soldier on in the face of adversity, but, darn it, I wish you didn’t get so many opportunities to inspire!

  6. Dee Avatar

    Well, that bites. You are definitely due for a lottery win about now! I’m glad your doctor was on the ball and caught it, though. Now they can fix it. Sending lots of good thoughts your way!

  7. Lynda Miller Avatar
    Lynda Miller

    So sorry you are having to go through all of this. Wishing you nothing but being well and going forward


  8. Talena Winters Avatar

    We’re rooting for you, Holly! Warm thoughts sent your way.

  9. D J Mills Avatar

    Good luck with the surgery, and hope that sorts out the tongue issues too. Hugs from me. 🙂

    I love the Vipers Nest cover. 🙂

  10. BJ Steeves Avatar
    BJ Steeves

    I am so sorry to hear that. Seems that when it rains, it really pours. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Please keep us posted.


  11. Barbara Avatar

    Keeping you in my heart, Holly. Do keep us posted on how you’re doing.

  12. Deb Salisbury Avatar

    Hugs, Holly. Many hugs!

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