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.
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.