Apr 04, 2011 - 6:11 pm
I mentioned it at my appointment Friday; my doc said it's common for us (H&N patients) to develop odd neck lumps here and there after treatment, and that it's probably nothing (lump sticks out on left side of front of throat - just next to where my "firm" area from dissection is). But I overheard the injection nurse tell the appointment nurse "he said get the scans done NOW - she won't mind doing the scans in the afternoon instead of morning", so that made me paranoid. Then he called me today, to say my blood work is in, and I need to begin thyroid meds for underactive thyroid (did I mention that I've regained some of the weight I lost during treatment?). So now, the way I see it, if he thought my lump was a LUMP, he wouldn't be interested in my thyroid right now (my numbers are elevated, but not alarmingly high). All I need now is for someone to say "That's right, Pam - if he thought the lump was something bad, he'd hold off on the thyroid discussion". AND lump is in my neck, I think (the side that still has nodes) NOT in my throat, which looks good, thankyouverymuch. Ah well - I'm a year out from rads - lots of us have to go on thyroid meds. I told the appointment nurse I'd try to sleep till time to leave the house for my appointment - that way, I won't be obsessed with not being allowed to drink for very long. Sigh. Scans tomorrow (CT and PET).