Apr 23, 2013 - 1:19 pm
Hello! I just found this site and have so many questions and can not wait to browse through and see what others are saying/feeling etc. I had my thyroid removed last Thursday and was told they did not remove any lymph nodes as they did not think they needed too. Yesterday I missed a call from my Dr and new when I called back today something was not ok. She explained to me that even though they did not do the "dissection" they did remove some lymph nodes that were attatched to my thyroid and they tested positive for cancer also. She referred me to an endocrinologist who I am waiting to call me now......what questions do I need to ask? I am freaking out a little and trying to not "google" looking for answers~that is not always the best decision for me as I can really get myself worked up. I started taking the thyroid replacement medication the day after surgery and thought I would not be seeing the endo for at least 4 weeks.......not sure now. She did mention radioactive treatment, gosh I wish I had a recorder on my phone to listen to after I hang up to be able to verify the things I "think" I have been told. Any suggestions on what to ask or what I will need to know and write down? I am 40 and the nodules were found by accident in December during a CT scan, all testing kept coming back normal until my ultrasound and that showed calcification in 1 of the nodules, however when biopsied all had cancer. Thanks for taking the time to read this and any and all replies appreciated.