by CC_Sharon on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:56 AM
My name is Sharon. I live on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I am 53. I am a cancer survivor [stage 3 SCC 2004/5]
I recently had an MRI for shoulder pain and nodules were visible on my thyroid. So I went for an ultrasound. I have a 1+ inch solid mass in the left lobe and multiple nodules on both sides, a large cyst on the isthmus with compression to the trachea and goiter.
I had a FNA biopsy on the large solid mass this Monday. I get my results this afternoon and I am very apprehensive.
Sometimes a cancer patient just 'knows' they are sick. Even when the Dr's 'poo-poo' us, we insist and our instincts are proven true.
I just don't feel 'right'. I am hoping for a good result, but logic tells me, "How can this possibly be good?"
I will write again when I have more information.
by fireweed on Thu Jul 12, 2012 03:34 PM
Welcome Sharon. Pleaase do let us know. Thinking the very best for you but I can relate to your feelings. One step at a time.
by gokart508 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 04:10 PM
Sorry to hear what you are going through. In my opinion, if you got through SCC, any thyroid issue should be a walk in the park. Just hope for a negative result. Best of luck.
by CC_Sharon on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:04 PM
well... I called for my results at 1:00 and was told someone would call me back. I waited, and I waited. I finally got a call back and was told they did not have the results yet and maybe I should call back on Monday. I really hate playing the waiting game...On another note, I have had other people tell me this "If it's cancer, you'll beat it. You've done it before. You're a tough cookie..."
But it's not the same thing. Any time you get a cancer diagnosis, the fear is like new. I don't think it matters if it is your first battle or your 10th. The fight is still intense. The treatments are still poison. The surgeries are still dangerous. The recovery is still daunting and difficult. And you still have to dig so deep within yourself to have the strength and courage it takes to fight the good fight.
I thank you for your comments and support and I will post my results when I get them.
Have a beautiful weekend. I know I will. : )
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