Thank you everyone for your prayers, it has been a long few days but I am home and recovering from my total thyroidectomy. My husband and I arrived at the hospital at 12:30 for a 3 pm surgery on Thursday and sat for a long time. My surgery did not happen until 7:45 pm. The surgery was supposed to be 3 hours and took 4 1/2 due to the size of my thyroid and all the blood vessels that had to tied off. Needless to say it was a long day for everyone with me finally in a room post op at 2:30am. Thank goodness for all the family to help care for the kids. I went into this thinking the longest I would be at the hospital is 2 nights I was there until Sunday morning (3 nights). Well I am finally home and have a much longer recovery than anticipated. No lifting more than a gallon of milk for 8-10 days and no more than 20 pounds for 2-3 weeks. That means no lifting my kids which is very difficult. Thank you for all of your prayers I am healing nicely now I just want to be able to hold and cuddle my kids the way I want. The shoe carnival will keep going as scheduled and more things will come back as I get more energy. Now it’s back to sleep I go, thanks again for all your prayers.