Jun 09, 2013 - 2:05 am
12/2012 I had robotic surgery to remove a thyroid nodule from the isthmus. The rest of my thyroid looked ok, so the only part that was removed was the nodule on my isthmus. I was told that I was at very little risk of it being cancer; in January at my follow up appointment I was told that I had papillary carcinoma. My doc felt very confident in his decision of not removing my entire thyroid gland. My first reaction was take it out, remove any trace of my thyroid...but he assured me that he took the best course of action and that he did not feel that the cancer would return. So we're watching it with regular ultrasounds. In the meantime I stopped taking synthroid to see how my thyroid would function since I was never diagnosed with hypo. My body feels like it's turning against me. Weight gain was almost immediate...but that's not the scary part. Today my doc calls (on a Saturday!) with the results of my first ultrasound since surgery. They knew I had one little cyst, now there are 3 in my right lobe and a small 8mm nodule in my left lobe. Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm very worried.