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Thank you @violann.  Do you still have your thyroid?  If so, I'm curious why they didn't remove it.


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Unfortunately NickNack, I was being cared for by "the best thyroid specialist in town" who was a horrible doctor and a nasty person.

 

He never explained anything to me, did inappropriate and unnecessary exams, and used radioactive iodine maybe not enough or too much, and I never found out why.

 

I still have what my current, compassionate, competent doctor calls "a teeny partial gland" on one side of my throat and a complete gland on the other.

 

I take Armour and do fine with it, but it does have to be adjusted from time to time.

 

I hope by now you have the information that you need.

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@violann wrote:

Unfortunately NickNack, I was being cared for by "the best thyroid specialist in town" who was a horrible doctor and a nasty person.

 

He never explained anything to me, did inappropriate and unnecessary exams, and used radioactive iodine maybe not enough or too much, and I never found out why.

 

I still have what my current, compassionate, competent doctor calls "a teeny partial gland" on one side of my throat and a complete gland on the other.

 

I take Armour and do fine with it, but it does have to be adjusted from time to time.

 

I hope by now you have the information that you need.


 

I'm sorry you had a doctor you didn't like @violann.  It's terrible when things aren't explained thoroughly to you, especially if you don't like or trust your doctor.

 

I had my ultrasound today, and the person who did it wouldn't tell me anything.  I know they're not supposed to, but I was hoping she would anyway.  She said it could be a week before I hear from my doctor.  I'm hoping I'll hear by Friday though.


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Please let us know...........

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Had most of my thyroid removed when I was 39, and just within the last  ( age 54, now 55) year my doctor noticed something when I swallowed, except this time it was much higher, like my mid neck, he said it was scar tissue, then when I went 6 months later to another dr in the practice he said it was a gland that can get enlarged due to dental issues, which I did have, none of them said to get imaging.  I look at it everyday and it has stayed the same size.

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Please keep us apprised of your progress. I had thyroid cancer in 2008, after having had countless sinus CT scans and two sinus surgeries. I see my ENT surgeon next month for a check-up and hope there will be no surprises uncovered.

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I just wanted to post an update.  I heard from my doctor, and my nodules are nothing suspicious.  I was relieved!


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That's great Nicknack, just curious where are yours and how did they check them.  You don't have any of your thyroid left?

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@dsky wrote:

That's great Nicknack, just curious where are yours and how did they check them.  You don't have any of your thyroid left?


 

@dsky    I had my thyroid removed in 2005.  At the time, I thought he removed the nodule only.  Then years later I think another doctor told me that he removed the whole thyroid.  This time they did a thyroid ultrasound, and told me there was a little bit of my thyroid left.  That's where the nodules were.  I feel ridiculous not remembering what the surgeon originally told me.  I usually write everything down but hadn't made notes on this.


Day after day the whole day through, wherever my road inclined, four feet said 'I'm coming with you!' and trotted along behind. Kipling