Nov 29, 2010 - 10:26 pm
Hello everyone My name is Christy Reyes and I have just joined. Glad to find a place to talk to people about this because I LITTERALLY have NO ONE to talk to about this. My mother passed away and I live in Alabama where I have only resided for 2 years now and I am a SAHM who doesn't get out much.
I found a huge lump in my throat about 6 mnths ago, finally had it checked and they immediately started testing my blood, ultrasound as well as thyroid uptake scan. All these things turned out normal with the exception of having a huge golf ball size lump in my throat and several small lumps. The Dr. said he can biopsy, but he cannot biopsy them all b/c there are too many and he may miss one, while others may turn out benign, a small one may go under the radar, so to speak. They want to remove it to be safe & then test for cancer after removal. I am fine with that but I am thinking the worst at this point.
I am not scared of any information you guys can give me, so do not be afraid to tell all please! They also found a spot of basal cell cancer on my color bone, which they said is not in any way shape or form connected to thyroid cancer and that they have nothing to do with each other. Yet I am reading on this forum differently. Should I have a biopsy to turn around and just have the thyroid removed anyway, it seems almost like a waste of my time. To be honest I am scared of the thought of someone sticking a needle in my throat and they said they cannot put me to sleep for that so I really do not know what to do at this point! Any help or information would be greatly appreciated!
God Bless Everyone!
Also the after affects of this surgery? What is it like? It will be nice to hear the side coming from the patient's point of view because I already know the Dr.'s tend to candy coat things which is why I have set out to research this and also get some intake from people who have already experienced this as well.