Jul 25, 2010 - 1:49 am
Although my lymph nodes are swollen and the thyroid cancer cells were found in them, my thyroid nodule is not able to be felt by hand.. I am thankful that I now know what is going on but am very fearful at the same time.
I have read that papillary cancer is very curable and that it is pretty common for it to be in the near lymph nodes but I am scared that it could be elsewhere in my body and don't know what the prognosis is if it is.
I have five children ranging from 14 to my new guy which is 4 months...I am nursing and I think that it is killing me the most knowing I am going to have to stop. I just feel that so much is changing, so much is out of my control..I am scared that I won't be here to raise my kids, I am scared of everything. I am 36 and pray that I can live to see all of my children grow up..
I know that God doesn't bring us to something that he won't see us through, but as much as I have tried convincing myself I can be strong I just can't seem to be.
I think finding this site was for a reason and I hope that there are some of you out there who can possible share information with me that can educate and help me feel a bit more secure in my new living condition.
I see the doctor Monday the 26th, I think it is to talk about the surgery. I would imagine that the surgery will be right away but don't know for sure on that either. I have never had surgery and that alone is scaring the crud out of me...I know they will remove my total thyroid and at least the infected lymph nodes if not all on that side? Unsure for only information I have is the nonstop reading I have been doing.
Has anyone else had lymph nodes removed as well as a total thyroidectomy? What was healing time like? Was there a hospital stay? I just have to try and start planning getting my baby on a bottle and training someone to care for him the way I do...
Thanks for listening..