Thyroid says what?

>> Sunday, June 21, 2009

Where have I been? Where are pictures of my garden and the boys and my sweet tan I'm getting from lounging by my pool? Well folks....here's what I've been up too! (story shortened due to laziness)

Thyroid Pictures, Images and Photos

2 weeks ago I woke up with trouble swallowing and a soreness to my throat. I noticed a large lump around my lower throat area and thinking it was a swollen lymph node, decided to call the doctor to get some antibiotics. I had recently been feeling awful. Very tired, cranky, no energy whatsoever and I really believed that I had some big infection my body was trying to fight which was causing this lump. I went into the doctor and was told that I needed an ultrasound as this lump was NOT a lymph node. Ultrasound proved to be a Thyroid Nodule. Was then sent to a Thyroid Specialist within another day. The specialist did another ultrasound and freeze framed my thyroid for me to show me all the nodules. The Doctor said my thyroid looks like swiss cheese and he wasnt joking. I have 6 nodules in my right side and 8 in my left side to include my 3x3 centimeter cystic nodule with a solid mass in it. I did undergo a fine needle assperation to pull fluid off the nodule and biopsy it (which I will only say was pure HELL) and a ton of blood work. Results should be in no later than Tuesday. If the nodule is benign, I will be given medicine to take for the rest of my life and constant follow ups to check the size and any growth of the nodules. If the test reveals the nodule is malignant or the test comes back indecisive, the doc will remove my whole thyroid and I will take meds the rest of my life. So.....meds and no surgery or meds and surgery. At this point, I'm tired of being tired and I want to enjoy my summer with my two crazy cute boys. I'm anxious to get better and my fix is coming. I will keep you posted!

For more information on Thyroid Nodules check out this site: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-nodules/ds00491

3 comments:

elise blaine June 22, 2009 at 6:02 AM  

ugh that sucks dude! hope they get it figured out and u get to feeling better so you can work on that sweet tan :)

Justine June 22, 2009 at 6:34 AM  

Waiting is the cruelest, worst thing that happens in the whole process! wait, wait, wait, to hear your future decided. I hate that part. Hang in there!

Karen June 23, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

So...it's Tuesday. I hope you have found out something. Call me and let me know. Love ya!

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