Hi guys and gals,
I haven't communicated on this forum for quite a while. I have been feeling well, until about 6 months ago. Actually, I am feeling quite well now. My TSH swung up and down a bit but no big deal, I eat well, sleep ok, the ten pounds I gained come most likely from eating everything that can't get away fast enough - just one little problem: The very small goiter that I had is slowly growing, together with two nodules, which now makes it impossible to lay on my back and is starting to impede my air supply. My throat feels dry and makes me cough.
Since I had radiation done on my thyroid back in 2013 it is supposedly dead. According to the latest Ultra Sound and a scope with camera inserted through my nose by an ENT, no thyroid tissue remains on my right side. Left side, though, is presenting a problem. Could be cancer, could be something else.
So, I am scheduled for a total thyroidectomy on the 16th of next month, and then I will know what's going on. Don't know what or how much they have to remove, I hope we are not talking para thyroids or lymph nodes. Like I said, I just have to wait and see.
It seems like the days are crawling along, the waiting makes me nuts.
Fortunately, I have no eye involvement.
I will be back after all this is over and fill you all in, hopefully, my whining days are still behind me .
Wish me luck.
I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed awhile. Then I will rise and fight with you again.