Friday, February 10, 2012
Won't keep U Waiting~Thyroid Nodule Grew~Thyroid surgery to Remove Thyroid ASAP
I don't know how well you can see the Ultra sound but the Nodule is the circle from X to X (white dots on middle right and left) this is the large nodule that was 1 cm in Nov. It has now grown to 4 cm x 1.35cm.
I knew it had grown I could feel it against my Trachea/windpipe.
Short verison of the Dr visit...She was fantastic today. She spent a little under 2 hours with me.
I went armed with my questions. She answered every Question in detail.
The main question I had.
Is this Thyroiditis that you and the hospital diagnosed me with something that will come and go or will I get it once.
Dr: It will come and go so you could have it over and over or never have it again.
Me: I have it now my Thyroid is swollen I can feel it and I can feel the large nodule on the left pushing on my wind pipe. I'm not getting better & I can't deal with this anymore.
Dr: Ok then we can't do the biopsy today we need to do another Ultra sound & blood test first to see if you are right. .
Me: Look I'm all Blood tested out to the tune of $5000 and either we do this biopsy today or we need to talk about removing my Thyroid ASAP.
The Thyroid is another auto-immune disease one that can be resolved.
You have said this thyroiditis can keep coming & going making me sick over and over.
You have said taht the thyroid is making everything else worse.
You say the thyroid is the cause of the graves disease.
So I want it removed I would rather pop a pill every day for the rest of my life then live like this.
Dr: I was just getting ready to suggest that you consider removing the Thyroid.
but you need to know that removing it may not cure the graves disease..it should stop it from getting worse but it probably will not cure it so you will still have some of the side affects of the Graves.
How soon do you want to have the surgery?
Me: Two months ago...lol...
DR: Ok lets get you set up with the surgeon...but first we need to do the ultra sound & the blood test ok.
Me: Awesome lets do it...
So she did the new ultra sound and the large nodule has grown and is nearly as big as my left lobe. Not Good, the other two have grown but not that much. One is in right lobe and second one in the left Lobe.
Yes the ultra sound showed the Thyroid was swollen again /Thyroiditis again.
So we made the appointment for the consult with surgeon for Feb. 23rd and I will find out how soon they can do the surgery.
I'm doing the happy dance cause everyone I have talked to who has had the surgery said there lives returned to near normal...just had to pop that pill every day...
God willing removing the Thyroid will hopefully help the other diseases be less severe and my life might even seem somewhat normal.
the sooner they get this Thyroid out of me the happier I will be... In the mean time the DR. says to expect to continue to feel as badly as I do now...uggg... But as we all talked about knowing is such a releif and looking forward to some kind of resolution is a blessing I can wait a few weeks for.
God Bless you all for your kind thoughts and prayers...they worked...
Now I'm going to go play make Valentines and Valentine boxes with the kids and get my mind off all this mess...
Huge hugs to all