Jul 09, 2009 - 10:07 am
I had went for a routine doctors visit in 2007. This is went my doctor noticed a lump in neck. I visited the ENT clinic. At this time they noticed I had a cyst. They did a biosy and drained the cyst. The cyst reappearred again a few months later. They did another biosy and drainage. Both biosies came back negative and I was told that was everything ok and that I had nothing to worry about. At both times a sonogram was done and they saw nothing past a cyst. But the cyst reoccurred twice more with two more biosies in 2008 and 2009, tests still came up negative. It was not until May of 2009 that I started having a pain in my right thyroid where the cyst was located. I went to the doctor and he was about to blow me off like everything was ok until I complained a bit. He wanted to give me a muscle relaxer and follow up in 6 months. But I know that I had just had a drainage and biosy less than two weeks ago and something felt different. It was not until I mentioned this that he decided to do a quick sonogram and noticed the cyst had reappearred quicker than before. I wanted his reaction to be lets do the surgery. But a turned and asked me if I wanted to do the surgery in which I said yes and on 6/17/2009 I found out that I had Papillary cancer w/ follicular variant. I was shocked and it shocked and devasted my family. I feel like the doctor could have done something more rather let me go thru four biosies/drainages throughout two years and all the time I had cancer.
I thought while during the surgery they are suppose to take the right thyroid to the pathogistes to be tested before the close my neck up. But this was not the case. I had to go in for a second surgery a week later to remove the remainder of my thyroid. The good thing is that it did not spread to my left side. I just hope it has not spread to any other part of my body. They do not want to do a full body scan until I take the radiation pill in August.
I am thirty year old with two kids. I was just recently married in April. This was hard to deal with and still is.
What are your thoughts?