Mar 19, 2013 - 6:33 pm
I'm new here and I am waiting to have an FNA in 3 weeks.
I was sent to an endocrinologist because I am a diabetic and my PCP felt he could help me manage my blood sugar.
While examining my neck he found a nodule on the left side. He sent me for an ultrasound and then I wasn't due to see him for another 6 weeks. I was told that they would call me if they needed to, but that "no news is good news" if I don't hear from them.
At my appt. 6 weeks later, the dr told me that I have something like 9 nodules. Several are small, but one one the left is 2cm and the one on the right is 1.2 cm. He scheduled me for an FNA as I've said.
I asked him why I wasn't called during that 6 week time period. I assumed everything was fine because I hadn't heard from him. His explanation was that "only 5 % turn out to be malignancies".
Reading this board it sure seems like a lot of people are getting this cancer, it's hard to believe that it's only 5%.
Naturally I'm very scared about the possibilities. What complicates things is that I am on the Lantus pen and oral medications for my Diabetes. I can't imagine having to take more meds too.
It's all so complicated and confusing. Of course I'm jumping the gun. I don't have a diagnosis yet, but the fact that my one nodule is 2cm is really scaring me and my voice is a little hoarse at times too. Sometimes I feel like cancelling my FNA appt and just going on with my life in ignorant bliss , whatever happens.
I'm not handling this very well. Thanks so much for listening. So many of you are the bravest and strongest people I've ever encountered.