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tuscansam6 08-18-2008 12:08 PM

Thyroid Fna
 
;) Hello all, Well, today was the day for my FNA. The procedure went well...better than I had anticipated. I must admit that I was nervous this morning, but I kept telling myself that it would all be over soon.
I was given some local numbing shot, and the doctor took 6 samples and was ready to go!
The test results were "inconclusive" so we talked about removal of the thyroid at a future time...~sigh~ I will go back in within a week for a consult....wish me well. Thanks everybody.

p.s. and my best to all of you are are going thru this thyroid thing.

tami71 08-18-2008 12:37 PM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
[QUOTE=tuscansam6;3693824];) Hello all, Well, today was the day for my FNA. The procedure went well...better than I had anticipated. I must admit that I was nervous this morning, but I kept telling myself that it would all be over soon.
I was given some local numbing shot, and the doctor took 6 samples and was ready to go!
The test results were "inconclusive" so we talked about removal of the thyroid at a future time...~sigh~ I will go back in within a week for a consult....wish me well. Thanks everybody.

p.s. and my best to all of you are are going thru this thyroid thing.[/QUOTE]

Hi Tuscansam6, I am glad your biopsy is over and was not so bad. I am sorry the results are inconclusive. I am having one done in two weeks. I am very nervous also. They told me to be thinking about surgery or RAI and I am not sure which way to go. Are you hyperthyroid? I wish you the very best! Let us hear from you.
Tami

RMB 08-18-2008 01:00 PM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
I am glad to hear things went well for your biopsy. Now you are done with that. I too had inconclusive results when I had my FNA. It is a struggle trying to sort through all the information and decide what is best for you. I did move forward with a PT because of a nodule. I don't regret making the choice to have surgery, for me it made the most sense.

Best wishes to you as you move forward with the decision making process...
Rhonda

Reece 08-18-2008 02:34 PM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
wow, your doctor does his own pathology in the office? That's fast. Mine sent it out and it took a while to get results.

Don't worry, this is really probably benign, and many people get inconclusive results, it's very common.

tuscansam6 08-21-2008 10:51 AM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
Hi Tami, Thanks and try not to worry so much, it will be over before you know it. I think the mystery of it, is what makes it so horrible to look forward to. I had mine done in a hospital and the pathologist was right there, so I guess that's why I got the results faster. I was referred to this doctor, he's not an Endo, but a surgeon.....because of the size of the mass in my thyroid [2cm] I actually don't have an Endo, just a General Practioner who I'm getting ready to dismiss. I told him for more than 2 yrs that something was not right with my throat....swallowing pills and some meats seemed to stick in my throat....he shrugged it off as menopause...uggh...some male doctors are really "a-holes"
Also, I don't know if I'm hypo or hyper, as I haven't been diagnosed. Isn't that a mess!?

tuscansam6 08-21-2008 10:55 AM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
[QUOTE=RMB;3693883]I am glad to hear things went well for your biopsy. Now you are done with that. I too had inconclusive results when I had my FNA. It is a struggle trying to sort through all the information and decide what is best for you. I did move forward with a PT because of a nodule. I don't regret making the choice to have surgery, for me it made the most sense.

Best wishes to you as you move forward with the decision making process...
Rhonda[/QUOTE]

Hi Rhonda, Thanks. I know what you mean about making a decision as to surgery or meds. I will see the doc again tomorrow and he will give me further details and suggestions on what I can do. Take care now.
Sami:)

RMB 08-21-2008 07:59 PM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
[QUOTE=tuscansam6;3698227]Hi Rhonda, Thanks. I know what you mean about making a decision as to surgery or meds. I will see the doc again tomorrow and he will give me further details and suggestions on what I can do. Take care now.
Sami:)[/QUOTE]

Sami,
Let us know what you find out. I think it is so helpful to hear others stories...it just helps educate us on the many different thoughts doctors can have, good and bad.

Rhonda

tuscansam6 08-26-2008 04:36 PM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
[QUOTE=RMB;3693883]I am glad to hear things went well for your biopsy. Now you are done with that. I too had inconclusive results when I had my FNA. It is a struggle trying to sort through all the information and decide what is best for you. I did move forward with a PT because of a nodule. I don't regret making the choice to have surgery, for me it made the most sense.

Best wishes to you as you move forward with the decision making process...
Rhonda[/QUOTE]

I've decided to go with the surgery. "Inconclusive" is a little scary in my opinion. I'd hate to have something appear 5 yrs down the line, so I've opted to have it removed. I'm considering MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Tx....Ive heard only good things about it. Do you know anyone who has had surgery there?
Maybe someone else out there can give an experience. Thanks everyone.

RMB 08-27-2008 09:43 AM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
[QUOTE=tuscansam6;3704971]I've decided to go with the surgery. "Inconclusive" is a little scary in my opinion. I'd hate to have something appear 5 yrs down the line, so I've opted to have it removed. I'm considering MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Tx....Ive heard only good things about it. Do you know anyone who has had surgery there?
Maybe someone else out there can give an experience. Thanks everyone.[/QUOTE]

I'm glad to hear that you were able to make come to a final decision. I totally agree with your thinking. That is exactly the same logic I used when choosing to move forward with surgery.

I have not heard of the medical center you are asking about...but maybe someone else here on the board has and they will be able tell you what they know! Well let us know how things develop for you...

Rhonda

tuscansam6 08-28-2008 07:51 AM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
[QUOTE=RMB;3705823]I'm glad to hear that you were able to make come to a final decision. I totally agree with your thinking. That is exactly the same logic I used when choosing to move forward with surgery.

I have not heard of the medical center you are asking about...but maybe someone else here on the board has and they will be able tell you what they know! Well let us know how things develop for you...

Rhonda[/QUOTE]

Thanks Rhonda, MD Anderson is a cancer specialist medical center; very high tech and advanced in all forms of cancer treatment....from what I've read about it. Supposedly, one of the best in the nation. I hope someone has had surgery there and would like to share their experience with me.

So, how was your surgery? Is it very painful and all with the thyroid being removed? What can I expect? I've heard that sometimes after the surgery, a trachea tube is worn????? Can't figure that one out...maybe just hearsay.~shrugs shoulders~
I'm apprehensive, BUT I just want this over so that I can go on with my life!

tami71 08-29-2008 11:47 AM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
[QUOTE=tuscansam6;3698215]Hi Tami, Thanks and try not to worry so much, it will be over before you know it. I think the mystery of it, is what makes it so horrible to look forward to. I had mine done in a hospital and the pathologist was right there, so I guess that's why I got the results faster. I was referred to this doctor, he's not an Endo, but a surgeon.....because of the size of the mass in my thyroid [2cm] I actually don't have an Endo, just a General Practioner who I'm getting ready to dismiss. I told him for more than 2 yrs that something was not right with my throat....swallowing pills and some meats seemed to stick in my throat....he shrugged it off as menopause...uggh...some male doctors are really "a-holes"
Also, I don't know if I'm hypo or hyper, as I haven't been diagnosed. Isn't that a mess!?[/QUOTE]

Hi tuscansam6,
I had my biopsy done on Wednesday, it wasn't to bad and my Dr. called this morning and said it was completely benign SP? I am soooo happy!
I feel like I can breath now!! Now I just have to decide if I want surgery or RAI to fix my hyper symptoms. Which would you choose? I have mixed feelings about both. I don't blame you for choosing surgery, in your shoes I would go that route also. Good luck!! Keep us updated!
Tami

tuscansam6 09-02-2008 05:31 PM

Re: Thyroid Fna
 
[QUOTE=tami71;3708833]Hi tuscansam6,
I had my biopsy done on Wednesday, it wasn't to bad and my Dr. called this morning and said it was completely benign SP? I am soooo happy!
I feel like I can breath now!! Now I just have to decide if I want surgery or RAI to fix my hyper symptoms. Which would you choose? I have mixed feelings about both. I don't blame you for choosing surgery, in your shoes I would go that route also. Good luck!! Keep us updated!
Tami[/QUOTE]

Congratulations Tami, That is indeed good news! What a relief for you that report must have been. I am so happy for you too.:) I don't know what to tell you concerning your decision on surgery or RAI, but I know whatever one you choose, will be the right one for you and I truly wish you the best. Take care, and keep us posted.
Sam


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