Friday, February 10, 2012

Won't keep U Waiting~Thyroid Nodule Grew~Thyroid surgery to Remove Thyroid ASAP

Hi to all your wonderful Prims ...Your prayers worked...
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 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
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


  1. I'm glad to hear it's coming out Tonya, I will continue to send good thoughts and prayers your way and hope they get it scheduled soon so you can start feeling better:)

  2. Tonya, I pray that the doctors can do what needs to be done and that you will be back to normal, in no time!!! Please keep all your friends, here in blog land, posted!


  3. Praying it all works out well for you. Good luck, I will keep praying.Blessings~ Sara

  4. OMgoodness, that is wonderful news..hope you are able to have surgery soon and it does the trick.. Prayers and wishes for the best! Hugs, Traci

  5. WOW! Tonya,

    I am glad that things went well for you at the Dr's office.

    I do hope that you have a good visit with the surgeon and that surgery can be scheduled right away.

    I will keep praying...for the Dr's and surgeon to do what needs to be done so you can get better...and that you will have the strength you need to get through it all. :)

    Doing a happy dance for you. Take care, Janet W (( BIG HUGS))

  6. must have known I was thinking of you. Good news indeed Tonya....One step and one victory at a time. One nemesis cornered....Wishing you the very best in the weeks to come and hoping and praying the surgery does provide long-overdue resolution - and hope and inspiration for happier days ahead....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Hi, hoping you get your surgery soon and back to feeling good again.

  8. Very good news Tonya. I hope you have someone that can keep us updated while you are recovering. I will be thinking about and praying for you and will also be very happy when it is over with

  9. Thank you Thank you and Thank you.. I just know that all your prayers and kind thoughts played a major roll in my visit today and the good news that I may soon feel good aganin...this has been very hard for me to deal with...I just love you all so much for all the encouragement you have given me!!


  10. Very good glad that they are going to remove it. Keeping you in my prayers.

  11. This is good news--I'm glad you are going to have it removed. I will be keeping you in my prayers! Please keep us posted as you can. Hugs, Karen

  12. Good news Tonya ~ you can tell in your post your a very happy person right now.
    I hope and pray that every things works out the way you want it to.
    Have a great weekend!
    Prim Blessings

  13. Wonderful News!Glad it's all coming together.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  14. Tonya~ sending my thoughts & prayers~

  15. Glad to hear that they agree that your thyroid needs to come out. Hopefully that will make you feel alot better. Pretty scary how fast it is growing. It needs to come out for sure. Praying that all goes well with the surgery and you have a speedy recovery.
    Take care, thinking of you.
    Country at heart

  16. I'm so happy for you Tonya...I'm glad you were aggressive with all the dr.'s and letting them know THAT IT'S more testing and fooling around.
    I'm still praying for you and just look what prayers have done so far.


  17. Good for you Tonya for being assertive and letting the Doc know "this is it! let's git-r-done!" Because tests can drag out for years. Keep us posted please! ~*~Lisa


I'm so Blessed that you stopped by & shared your thoughts with me today! Reading your comments always makes me Smile!