Re: Anyone have this scenario?
There are many many pp., if you look back and search the boards here, that have been thru. exactly the situation as you. Many had them removed, and they were benign. (one person with a very uncomfortable and large but benign nodule was someone named "kant" on the boards, try a search)
I had normal bloodwork. My 2.5 cm nodule FNA said Pappillary cancer, and I had my thyroid removed, and then I had an RAI pill treatment and now I'm on synthroid hormone replacement, and thankfully, feeling fine.
Based upon the many pp. who have gone thru. these boards with follicular neoplasms---yes, the only way to know for sure is to have the surgery, yes, the surgery will make you feel better in your neck, and yes, even though many of these were not cancerous, they were happy to have them out.
Also, these nodules do have a tendency to eventually turn to cancer, so it's a good idea to get them out. On the other hand, most are not cancer, and many pp. are walking around with them and not knowing it.