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Board: Cancer: Thyroid 09-15-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Thyroid nodule with calcification

I was diagnosed with a 5 cm nodule back in 2012, damn near scared me to death. Tests on mine so far come back as benign (three biopsies and one radioactive iodine uptake test), thank God. So for...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By debmc1958
Re: 5 cm nodule low tsh don't understand T4

Thanks. I thought it was just me that these numbers didn't seem to mean anything. I'm not really sure where to go from here.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-18-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By debmc1958
5 cm nodule low tsh don't understand T4

I'm confused about T4 and Free T4 - what does it mean when one is high and one is normal?

I'll be going for the uptake scan soon so I guess I'll have more info. I have had two FNAs both benign and...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Alternatives to Surgery for Hyperthyroidism

I have a 5 cm nodule also and my tsh recently dropped off the scale at I think .19 but other levels are normal. I had two biopsies, both negative and I think three ultrasounds. They suspect...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By debmc1958
Re: RAI for Large Goiter and Hyperthyroid

Thanks!
That is scary about the ultrasound. Mine was not as scary and suspected benign but I was still terrified initially. My nodule was found in Dec. 2012. Fifteen months later, little or no...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-20-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By debmc1958
Re: RAI for Large Goiter and Hyperthyroid

I have heard that thyroid storm is a risk. I am also at a loss as to what to do. I didn't even have the uptake scan yet. I need to take a step in one direction or another but am not sure what to do....
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 05-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Very frightened 23 year old!

I don't know but that sounds pretty routine. Try to take it one step at a time, easier said than done but no sense jumping forward to worst case scenario, which we all do.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By debmc1958
Re: RAI for Large Goiter and Hyperthyroid

What are your tsh and other levels?

Do you have any risk factors for surgery?

I am probably going to have the surgery over RAI b/c I don't like the idea of it and if I'm going to end up hypo...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-14-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By debmc1958
Re: RAI for Large Goiter and Hyperthyroid

Did you ever have an FNA?
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By debmc1958
Re: RAI for Large Goiter and Hyperthyroid

I'm in a similar situation with a 5 cm benign multinodular goiter. TSH started to fall in the last few months and is .19, other levels are normal so I'm supposed to have the uptake scan. But I do not...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 04-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Hashimoto's, Thyroid Nodule, FNA Inconclusive consists of Blood??

Have the FNA done by an endocrinologist, it was night and day for me. Blood should not obscure the results so far as I understand it. Same thing happened to me the first time and it was b/c the...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-14-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By debmc1958
Re: armpit lump!

I have a similar lump but am much older than you. I think it is a lymph node. It could be swollen from an infection but it can also be more serious. I hope you have a doctor look at it. I am going on...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 05-14-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,808
Posted By debmc1958
Re: I am so scared, I am making myself sick....

I'm very glad your nodule came back benign!
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-25-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By debmc1958
Re: FNA process....

the same meaning that the final result comes back the same as the preliminary result 95% of the time
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-25-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By debmc1958
Re: FNA process....

There is no reason for the wait. When I had my second FNA done, they gave me a preliminary result in like 3 minutes. They said 95% come back the same and within 24 hours I had confirmation.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-25-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By debmc1958
Re: FNA process....

Call the hospital pathology department and tell them you want to pick up your pathology slides and report tomorrow to get a second opinion. That's what I did after waiting 10 days and still not...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 04-16-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,808
Posted By debmc1958
Re: I am so scared, I am making myself sick....

I was in your shoes in December. I have a 5 cm x 5 cm x 3 cm nodule. I had two biopsies both of which came back benign. I will still probably have to have that side of my thyroid removed. Everyone...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 04-12-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Biopsy confusion?

Well, they only biopsied one out of three nodules that I have on my right side and I've heard that a lot of times they just do one. So I think so long as the one they did get cells back from turns...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 04-12-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By debmc1958
Re: I was wondering about US conclusion

I think I've gotten a little lost in these message boards. How did you make out with your second FNA?

I am on a six month callback now with both the breast and thyroid. I did the second mammogram...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 04-12-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Biopsy confusion?

When are you supposed to get the results?

It sounds a little odd to me that he didn't get enough cells. I had 2 FNAs recently, one in December and one in March. With the first one, they stuck me...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-26-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By debmc1958
Re: How much time off for partial TT?

I have not had the surgery but suggestyou take the week off. Rest, avoid crowds and let your body heal. I would think the blood levels take at least a few weeks to stabilize so that is probably why...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Child with thyroid issues?

I think I'd have some bloodwork done.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-20-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Child with thyroid issues?

Some children hit puberty earlier than others. I had a friend whose daughter got her first period at 9. Other hormonal changes usually precede that so it is not inconceivable that your daughter could...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-09-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By debmc1958
Re: I was wondering about US conclusion

I got a callback for a repeat mammogram and ultrasound, they found two masses and clusters of calcifications. Now I don't know what to deal with first. Panic doesn't even cover how I feel. This was...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-07-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By debmc1958
Re: New Patient... New Discoveries

Yeah, apparently it happens a lot. More waiting but glad so far so good.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-02-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By debmc1958
Re: New Patient... New Discoveries

Have fun! Let me know how you make out.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 03-01-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By debmc1958
Re: New Patient... New Discoveries

How are you doing? Any news?
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-27-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By debmc1958
Re: New Patient... New Discoveries

ugh It took like 10 days. I finally got so aggravated at my primary doctor that I drove to the hospital and got the results and the slides myself and then drove them to the new doctor! Then the new...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-27-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By debmc1958
Re: New Patient... New Discoveries

That's great! The less waiting the better. Let me know how you make out. Don't sweat the biopsy, it's a little uncomfortable but less so than getting novocaine at the dentist - it didn't really hurt...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-26-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By debmc1958
Re: New Patient...New Discoveries

My tsh is .535 range .45 to 4.5 t4 10.3 and t3 135

I don't know think they tested anything else.

Whatever it is that's growing on my thryoid is 6.7 cm, so huge. It is growing downward...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-26-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By debmc1958
Re: New Patient...New Discoveries

Yeah I know what you mean, you may be going before me though. Mine repeat FNA is on March 21. I had the first one in December.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-26-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By debmc1958
Re: New Patient...New Discoveries

I have a large mass on the left side of my thryoid. I'm having a repeat FNA in a couple of weeks, the first one was indeterminate. I notice my one gland or tonsil is swollen on the right side. I...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-21-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By debmc1958
Re: I was wondering about US conclusion

My endo is making me wait three months to get a repeat biopsy. Maybe it has something to do with not missing the target altogether - that's crazy. Let me know how your repeat FNA goes.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By debmc1958
Re: I was wondering about US conclusion

How did it go Backhurtz? Sorry I missed your post at first - I hope it wasn't too bad. Mine wasn't and I get to have it done again!
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 02-06-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By debmc1958
Re: I was wondering about US conclusion

I had an appointment with an endo last week. She did another ultrasound and said the mass is actually 6.7 cm extending downward. She feels it is benign. But I am scheduled to have a repeat FNA with...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-28-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By debmc1958
Re: Surgery is done!

Glad to hear you are done with your surgery. I don't know about sugar free supplements but I'm sure your pharmacist can help with that. Here's to clear sailing for you from now on.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-25-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By debmc1958
Re: sory for all the posts I am just freaking out

Thanks so much for replying and your good thoughts. I have a migraine prescription that acts like an anti-depressant so if it gets to be too much, I will take that. I'm feeling a little better today...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-24-2012, 05:27 AM
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Views: 588
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Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-23-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By debmc1958
Re: sory for all the posts I am just freaking out

Thank you. I think I just need to hear that. I think it's anxiety making me crazy which has been a problem for me for many years.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-23-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By debmc1958
sory for all the posts I am just freaking out

I am trying my hardest to remain calm and power through the holidays. I don't know if it is a manifestation of the thyroid issue but I am having heart palpitations, chest pains, panic attacks,...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-23-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By debmc1958
I was wondering about US conclusion

My US conclusion is - based on the hypervascularity and the size of the mass, (50 x. 31 x. 15 mm) a fine needle aspiration is recommended for further evaluation. I was wondering what anyone or...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-21-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,843
Posted By debmc1958
Re: mass the same as nodule?

Thanks for your reply. I picked up the ultrasound tonight and the report says Nodule 1 and Nodule 2 on left lobe then in the conclusion it refers to it as a mass. So that didn't help clear up my...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By debmc1958
Re: 5 cm mass on thryoid

Thanks for your reply. The earliest appointment I can get so far is Jan 14 for the needle biopsy. I am more worried about the results. I just want to get it done.
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-20-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,843
Posted By debmc1958
mass the same as nodule?

The doctor kept referring to the 5 cm mass that showed up on the ultrasound as a mass, so I asked if it was a nodule and he said no. I don't really know what to make of that. Is a mass different...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-20-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By debmc1958
Re: 5 cm mass on thryoid

Thank you for your response. I made an appointment with an ENT/thyroid specialist/surgeon at Jefferson in Philadelphia so I will bring my ultrasound to him on New Year's Eve in the morning and take...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 12-20-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By debmc1958
5 cm mass on thryoid

showed up on ultrasound, so the doctor (primary) told me to make an appointment to get a fine needle aspiration asap but all they did was take my information and said they will call me to make an...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-18-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By debmc1958
Re: anyone else awaiting test results?

I just went on Friday for bloodwork and Saturday for ultrasound. I have an appointment on Thursday afternoon to get the results. The doctor said if I don't hear from him before then that is good and...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-18-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By debmc1958
anyone else awaiting test results?

My mind is racing, trying to work, trying not to panic or overreact, trying to pull together a Christmas eve party. My kids are grown, I've previously arranged for a guardian for my little dog. I...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-16-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By debmc1958
waiting for results

Doctor says I have a nodule on my thyroid. I can see my neck is swollen although the swelling goes up and down which seems odd to me. It was very swollen last week when I didn't feel well, so tired I...
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