Now I just have to process the impending Doctors' visits and surgery and all that that entails.
I knew he was going to remove the half of the thyroid with the nodule, because it's quite big (4 cm he said) and it's fairly constrictive, but he surprised me today by setting the surgery date for Feb. 7th.
That's just over a week away.
I think he's trying to be helpful, as we were concerned about wait times and recovery times, what with the wedding coming up and all.
So, 10 days.
In between there's a trip to the GP for a pre-op physical and a visit to the ear-nose-throat guy to get the low-down on the vocal chords etc., just to make sure there will be no surprises for the surgeon. (as I understand it)
The needle biopsy was inconclusive. The cells are abnormal (hey, they're my cells! how else could they be?) That doesn't mean there is cancer present, but it also doesn't mean there isn't. A proper biopsy will be done after the surgery. If the thing is cancerous, they'll go back in and take the other half out.
Less worried about losing the whole thyroid than I am about losing my voice from nerve damage.
But, what can you do? Just walk it through.
One step at a time.