We all go through it. Our hubbies can not understand and our children? Well they just know mommy doesn't feel well or is sick.
My ENT just told me that thyroid biopsies post mortum show that MANY people have nodules and thyroid cancer all their lives and it never impacts them. The key is catching it when it begins to spread or get large enough to escape the preverbial box. 2 cm is not to bad. I have seen much larger nodules. 10% of nodules turn out to be cancerous and of those less than 1% are the nasty kind. So all in all your odds are good that it will be fine. The key is does the pain in your neck inhibit your ability to eat and swallow. If it does you need to get a referal to an ENT and look into surgical removal of the masses.
I am right there with you.. I have Hashimoto's and Graves Disease. Talk about a thyroid and body in constant conflict. The waring seems to have caused my adrenal glands to kill off too.. so I am just messed up.
But now I am on a T4 supplement and cortisone to help the adrenal insufficiency and things have improved. My neck hurts all the time and I choke on my supper, but all in all things could be worse. My T4 supplementation has caused a marginal shrinking in my nodule.. you might be able to get medication to shrink yours.. if they are unwilling to treat your hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's proactively.
All in all try and be patient, but diligent in your care. Stay involved and keep up with us. You are not alone. Welcome to OUR dysfunctional thyroid family. I have a series of threads that may help you some. If not with accepted NHS levels.. with the quirks and general aspects of thyroid care. You might want to have a look at my Week 2 thread which is a general review of the basics we should expect and fight for...
I am wishing you well and get a copy of your biopsy and US report when in comes back. Many can help you with interpretation there as well.