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Old 04-10-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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It has been over a year since I got my lump. It was negative, so I did nothing cause I do not have insurance. But, now it is starting to bother me, and I think it is growing. I can not afford this surgery. But, if I have to I will. I am just putting going back to my Endo cause I know she wants it out. I am scared to death of this surgery. I have never been put under before. I am so scared I am gonna die. Isn't this a bad place to have surgery? Can some1 enlighten me? Thank u!

 
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It has been over a year since I got my lump. It was negative, so I did nothing cause I do not have insurance. But, now it is starting to bother me, and I think it is growing. I can not afford this surgery. But, if I have to I will. I am just putting going back to my Endo cause I know she wants it out. I am scared to death of this surgery. I have never been put under before. I am so scared I am gonna die. Isn't this a bad place to have surgery? Can some1 enlighten me? Thank u!
Just because it bothers you some doesn't mean it has to come out right now. Thyroid surgery is very safe. It is expensive, but safe. Is this a single nodule? Are you hyper or hypo? Why does your endo want this out? Have you even talked to a surgeon?

 
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:05 AM   #3
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Re: Surgery

Yes this is a single 1 on the right side. They said it is fast growing. And, my levels are normal.

 
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Re: Surgery

Yes I talked to a surgeon and an endo. they both want it out. i dont know why. and my levels are normal.

 
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Yes I talked to a surgeon and an endo. they both want it out. i dont know why. and my levels are normal.
First you need to ask why they want it out. Then ask if they want just the nodule or your entire thyroid out. How large is it?

 
Old 04-10-2008, 08:27 AM   #6
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I am not sue how large it is. Stupid me didn't get a copy of my FNA.

 
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I am not sue how large it is. Stupid me didn't get a copy of my FNA.
I think you need one and a copy of your ultrasound and blood labs, too.

 
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Re: Surgery

It's important to have a very experienced surgery, but in terms of recovery, everyone is different, but most people have an easy time with this one.

I was up and about immediately after surgery, and doing everything within a few days. I didn't really have pain, just a little soreness.

If you go through some of the old posts on this board, and search through surgeries, you'll find that most people do great with this one.

 
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