I visited my surgeon today and he said that he is going to take the right lobe of my thyroid out next Thursday.
I have never been so happy about getting surgury.
He said, given that I am male with a single cold hard nodule, it is better to play it safe and remove it. He said he is not a big fan of FNA's and only really depends on final dissection.
He did say that if the frozen sample comes back ugly then the whole thing goes. He also gave me the disclaimer about the possiability of 2 surgurys if the path comes back ugly days later.
From what he has seen is 4 out of 5 that get removed are benign. The cancerous ones he sees are 99% cured for life. Thats pretty good odds for people that are freaked out about their nodules.