The Little I Know
Well, the waiting continues…for a while so sorry I can’t really give much news.After consulting with the doctor that read my pathology report from the biopsy Dr. Moss is most likely going to recommend another (more invasive) biopsy. The sample wasn’t large enough to get a definitive idea of what might be happening. I only spoke to the nurse and there was not much that she could tell me. I have to wait for my appointment on the 17th to talk to the doctor and get my questions answered. I thought I would be getting a call from the doctor so that I could ask questions and was a bit annoyed at how vague the information was I received.When I asked about the results of the CT Scan and X-Ray, she just read a bit of technical jargon…of which I understood “Cyst on left thyroid”. I am assuming they are not too concerned or things would be moving a bit quicker.Emotionally: I’m doing well, if anything waiting just wears you down to where you don’t much care anymore. If no one knowledgeable has a sense of urgency then why should I? eh?Physically: I feel better than I have in a LONG time. Last week I had a lot more energy. I am still having a hard time swallowing, but thank the Lord it is no longer painful when I eat.*there is still the random sharp pain on the right side of my chest,*have an almost constant feeling of wanting to burp air (thank goodness that is pretty much silent cause some of you know how much I HATE burping),*coughing semi-regularly and*easy shortness of breath…I sang at church on Sunday and was frustrated at my limitations, and know that I did not do the best I can (but the people at church don’t care so I am trying to see myself through their eyes).So there’s the scoop…unsatisfying I know!
Transparent Mama said…Just came by to check on you. I had no idea you were going through all this. The waiting is just so hard. You are in my prayers girl! XOXOAvid blog reader said…The simple thyroid cysts (fluid filled blisters) are usually benign, however if the cyst is complex [has solid components on the walls], it warrants more investigation. The second biopsy will provide the best results if done under direct observance of the ultrasound (the needle will be seen on the monitor while penetrating the nodule).If cyst is large , then it can be drained and/or treated with ethanol scleroterapy.Best of luck