Friday, December 30, 2011

It Isn't ALL Bad

The day before Christmas Eve, I found out that I will most likely be having surgery on my thyroid.

The results of the FNA biopsy found "rare follicular cells with a crushed artifact."

The crushed artifact is no big deal, but the follicular cells might be.

Unfortunately, the only way to find out for sure if the nodule is cancerous is to take it out.

I don't have my surgical consultation with Head and Neck until next week, so I am not sure if they are just going to sort of slice out the nodule, or if it is necessary to cut out the entire half of the thyroid where the nodule is.

I'm just a bit bummed.

Thyroid cancer is one of the "best" cancers to have, if you can stomach the term.

The sucess rate is very high, and thyroid cancer tends to not metastasize. 

So I've got that going for me.

But I'm not really looking forward to a major surgery, not with all I've got going on right now, which includes a two year old daughter who doesn't ever sleep.

And is it wrong of me to be angry that NO ONE in my family has asked me the results of my second FNA?

I didn't tell them immediately because I didn't want to ruin anybody's Christmas over something that couldn't be changed, but then when no one even asked about it, I decided to wait and see if anyone would mention it.

They haven't.

Only my friends have asked, the ones who know what is going on.

I'm not trying to play games with anyone, but what the hell?  Just goes to show how wrong I have been all these years about my family and how much they care about me.

Or maybe I'm being harsh. 

Or maybe they just suck.

Time will tell.


Kelley @ magneto bold too said...

Maybe they were waiting for you to bring it up when you were ready?

I dunno.

All I know is I love your face off and I am always an email away.


Awesome Mom said...

I hope the surgery goes well. The family just might not know what to say but then I tend to give everyone the benefit of doubt which has backfired now and then.

Anvilcloud said...

Well, this isn't great news by any means. Happily, the prognosis sounds good. Sorry about your family; I seem to dimly recall that you have various issues with them.

Liz said...

All the best to you Gina. I have learned a lot this year about people and your family's reaction sounds pretty normal. Generally speaking, most people are only interested in how things affect themselves. I'm sending you all the good vibes I have! Happy New Year my friend. said...

Oh, hang in there. Have been thinking of you...Happy New Year to you and your family, I have my fingers and toes crossed for you. Hope they can do the most minimally invasive surgery possible...

The Third Rail said...

Thinking of you.

J at said...

I've been thinking of you...hope all went well, and you're ok, and there's no radiation or anything too scarey going on...ACK!

(Aren't families fun?)

Ted said...

Any updates about your health? Hope all is well, Gina!