Mar 24, 2011 - 9:45 pm
Hi everyone, I hope it's ok to be posting here as I don't yet have a diagnosis of cancer, but I've benn reading the boards for a few days now and have been so reassured by all the in formation and support offered here. After feeling a large lump on my Thyroid last December and having many ultrasounds, 2 biopsies and seeing endos, surgeons etc, I've been diagnosed with a follicular neoplasm and am undergoing a hemithyroidectomy next Wednesday to determine if it's cancer or not. I've been told there is a 20-30% chance it's a malignant growth (does anyone know how accurate that is?), and am here really because the waiting, the not knowing and the "what if's" are driving me nuts!!!!! I'm a 32 year old midwife and mother of two and everytime I even mention I'm worried or upset at potentially having cancer I'm yelled at for being negative. Surely it's normal to be anxious and worried at this time??
Anyway, I'm keen to hear of others experiences before cancer diagnosis. As I mentioned my surgery is next week, then I'm to wait a week before seeing the dr post surgery for diagnosis (MORE waiting). My tumour is approx 2.5cm, I have this feeling, deep inside me that it's cancer, but I haven't dared mention that to anyone is real life. So, that's me.