Jun 08, 2008 - 12:29 am
Well, heres my story: In January of '08 I was getting ready to sign my life away to the U.S. Navy. I had filled out all the paper work and was at the processing station, maybe 1 hour away from swearing in when I had the last portion of my physical exam. The corpseman found an unkown lump on the right side of my neck and I was immediately disqualified until everything was checked out. I went my primary doctor who referred me to an endocrinologist, as the lump was in my thyroid. After taking blood tests and needle biopsies, I was told that all of the tests gave an "inconclusive" result and was strongly advised to go through a right thyroid lobectomy to remove the enlarged lobe of my thyroid. During my first surgery, the initial table-top biopsy showed no signs of cancer. Several days post-op I was called into the doctors office and told that the final biopsy of the nodule showed a Follicular carcinoma. Since then ive gone through a second surgery and I'm currently sitting in my room while my I-131 treatment does its thing.