Good news, finally, yesterday.
Over 2 months ago, the regular CT found nodes in an enlarged thyroid. Pretty unlikely that it was metastacized kidney cancer, but could have been a new thyroid cancer, or not.
An ultrasound really didn't show too much different. Wait 2 months for an iodine tracer scan and yes there were nodes that weren't uptaking iodine, which meant they were thyroid "tissue"s-a cold and a cool nodule. Monday was the fine needle biopsy with ultrasound locator. It wasn't painful, but very uncomfortable with all the pressure downward making me feel like I was being choked.
Yesterday, I called for the prelim report on path that said they were benign. I'll keep my appointment with the oncologist and will need to follow up on what, if anything, should be addressed with my thyroid.
This has been the most stressful 2+ months...even more so than the first Dx of RCC or the two recurrences. All three of those times, we got the Dx, found out what to do, and scheduled surgery and got things over with. This time it was a long wait for a Dx. I felt like I was on the Ferris Wheel when it stops with you in the very top basket while others are getting on or off below you. I hated the feeling it gave me.
We are celebrating tonight with son/d-i-l/ and kids. This morning I met my dearest girl friend for brunch and we caught up on happenings.
I've been holding my breath and going like a bat our of **** to get things done before anything happened.
The other "good" news was that I was on Federal District Court Jury Duty -a 2.5 hour drive from home. They must have plea bargained, because my case was cancelled and I didn't have to report, which I found out by calling in the night prior.
Good wishes to everyone, and let's hope each of you in this "club" has some good news to share.