Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Love and reassurance. And maybe a prayer, if you're the praying kind. So I have this lump in my neck that I had checked out on Monday. The doc did an ultrasound, and it's a nodule on my thyroid.
Personally, I think it's something wacky going on because I have been sick so much lately. Once several years ago I got thyroiditis after a virus, and I really think that's what it is this time too.
Still, there is the potential for it to be something more. Something bigger. Something like The C Word. I just can't let myself think about that right now, but I DO go in later today to have a biopsy on it.
I don't relish the thought of having a needle stuck in my neck, but if it rules out the big bad wolf, then so be it. Has anyone else ever had this done? If so, please reassure me that it won't be too painful. I mean, for the love of Dog the Bounty Hunter, I gave myself shots in the stomach when I went through invitro, and Tom gave me intra-muscular shots in my ass during that same time. It CANNOT be more painful than those shots.
From what I read, it's a pretty small needle, but still, it's a needle nonetheless. In the NECK. Blech. Neck, blech. So. Here's where you come in. Please reassure me. Tell me a funny story. Distract me. Tell me anything that will take my mind off what is REALLY on my mind. I need you to be a little strong for me when I'm feeling kind of puny today. I love ya'll.
Sweater: Old Navy (last season)
Boots: Libby Edelman, TJ Maxx
Belt: Old Navy
Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner