So confused and upset....

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Registered: 06-14-2011
So confused and upset....
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Mon, 08-01-2011 - 9:34pm

I've posted on here before but I don't remember what information I've put here so here's a summary of what's going on.

My initial blood test showed that I was Hypo so the dr ordered an ultrasound which showed one nodule on the right side and a cluster on the left.

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Registered: 10-13-1999
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 8:49pm

Hi avalicious,

This can get confusing since the tests usually don't give you definite answers.

Calley7
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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 2:38am
After seeing my pathology report my family doctor was in complete agreement with the Endo. So much so that they got me into to see the ENT this afternoon. The ENT said the tumor is highly suspicious for a rare but aggressive cancer. They were not able to confirm with the FNB that it was cancerous, so they believe the best option is to remove the gland. So three doctor all with the same prognocis (sp). The ENT said that they will be checking the surrounding glands/lymph node to make sure the cells haven't spread. If they have, they will be removing those as well.

This is a lot to swollow in such a short period of time. The surgery is scheduled for next friday, Aug 12th though.

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 8:37am

Oh my, that is a lot to swallow at once.

Calley7
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Sat, 08-13-2011 - 3:32pm

When you're up to it, let us know how you're doing after your surgery yesterday.

Calley7
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Sun, 08-14-2011 - 4:25pm

wow - so sorry to hear about this! I have been having problems with my thyroid for 20+ years. I am in the process of trying to find out what/if I have. But I had no idea that it could mean REMOVAL of anything. I'm not a huge fan of removing body parts...I guess if you could have cancer, they have to do what they have to do. I would agree w/you that is upsetting and scary.

Hugs and positive thoughts coming your way. Please update us to let us know you are alright.


Dee

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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 8:44pm
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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 9:05pm

Well tomorrow I go to get my stitches out (thank goodness!!).

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Sat, 08-20-2011 - 6:20pm

Hi Sara,

Thanks for letting us know how you're doing.

Calley7
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Sat, 08-20-2011 - 6:44pm
Stitches are out which means I am no longer itching like crazy!! That's a huge plus. My voice is doing better but it doesn't take long for it to start to fade.

Final pathology results did show a 0.1 cm papillary carcinoma. It wasn't in the nodule where they were expecting cancer but it's also not the aggressive kind either. They said this is so tiny and the cells around it were normal but they are sending me to a specialist to see if I need any further treatments. I don't know when that appointment will be. (Have I mentioned that I think I'm too young for this stuff? -I'll be 31 next month)

I'm calling the doctor on Monday to see if they can go ahead and test my TSH levels. I think they're too low. I'm so darn tired all the time and not just a little. I feel like I could sleep forever if I allowed myself to but I have a 7year old and a 1year old to take care of plus I'm still taking college classes.

I don't think taking the small pill every day will be all that bad. I haven't forgotten one in 2months, which is amazing for me, but I know how important it is to taking them.

I have a blog you can follow if you want.
http://butterflykissesinheaven.blogspot.com/

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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 6:07pm

I hope that you won't need more treatment due to the cancer.

Calley7