I was diagnosed with follicular cancer in July. I had a 2.2 cm cold nodule. First, I had a fine needle aspiration which was inconclusive. So, my surgeon decided to go ahead and remove the left lobe. The frozen section was also inconclusive. They ended up sending the specimen to Mayo's before I had a final diagnosis of "follicular carcinoma with capsular and vascular invasion". Then, about a week later, I went back in to have the rest of my thyroid removed. Overall, neither surgery was too bad. It took me a little longer to recover from the 2nd one.
I had my radioactive iodine treatment and scan about 3 weeks ago. Thankfully, the cancer hadn't spread anywhere else.
Now, I'm taking Synthroid and starting to get back into my regular routine.
It was definatly the scariest thing I've ever had to go through. Even though I knew from the beginning that thyroid cancer is very curable, it was so hard for me to deal with the fact that I had cancer. This board was my lifeline while I was going through this. Everyone was so supportive.
I know it all probably seems overwhelming right now, but hang in there. You'll get through it.
Remember- thyroid cancer is very curable. (It always helped me to keep reminding myself of this)
Keep posting any questions or concerns you have. This board is very supportive. There are a lot of people on here who have been through this.