Wednesday, November 28, 2012

All You Need Is Love


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)
Pants: Target
Boots: Libby Edelman, TJ Maxx
Belt: Old Navy
Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner

Merci!
Shan

11 comments:

Babylon said...

I think you need to make a video about importance of the neck check exams.
Even if nodule is calcified and has increased blood flow it has only 25% of malignancy.
Best wishes!!

Sheree said...

I DID HAVE THE SAME EXACT THING..I HAD HALF MY THYROID REMOVED BECAUSE IT WAS CAUSING MY HYPERTHYROIDISM AND THE NODULE WAS GROWING SIGNIFICANTLY SO THEY HAD TO REMOVE IT.
NO JOKES BUT I CAN SAY THAT NODULES ARE VERY, VERY COMMON AND IF IT IS THE BIG C (WHICH i AM SURE IT IS NOT) IT IS ONE OF IF NOT THE EASIEST THING TO TREAT AND THERE IS BARELY ANY RISK OF SPREADING..SO HOPEFULLY THAT EASES YOUR MIND..I DON'T REMEMBER THE BIOPSY HURTING THAT BAD..IT'S QUICK!
VERY COMMON..LITERALLY EVERYONE I TALKED TO HAS HAD SURGERY OR AT LEAST ISSUES WITH THEIR THYROID..SERIOUSLY EVERYONE!!!.
LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES..I WILL BE THINKING OF YOU!
SHEREE XOXO

Karrin said...

I'm a hard-core worrier, so let me worry for you. It's OK, I'm a professional.

In other news, thanks for the time warp posts! Yesterday you were still in Halloween and now you've jumped over Thanksgiving right to Christmas. Are you owned by a big department store chain or something? And I MUST get me some camo pants.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Just pretend the Dr. is naked when he/she is giving the needle. This can either be a very good thing, or quite bad depending on your Dr.

Thinking of you!

Bisous
Suzanne

pyjammy pam said...

hope it all goes well! xxoo

ps your mantle is gorgeous. sigh.

The Suburb Experiment said...

My mom had it done and she is the biggest weenie (I say that with a lot of love) that I have ever known. I mean, she didn't say it was pleasant but it wasn't that bad either. The waiting for the test results was worse. (It wasn't cancer but they still had to remove the lump. But even that isn't very common.)


Good luck!

Jenn

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Even if it's nothing (I'm sure it's just nothing), when needles are involved it's scary no matter what. xoxo Jenny

dreamingincashmere said...

I pray that all goes well with your check-up!! Love your camo pants and the sweater!
xoAmy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

Paula said...

Shannan, I know this is uber scary, but nodules are extremely common and it is a tiny needle. Honestly, the waiting game is more painful. I went thru the same thing almost 15 years ago and ended up having the entire thyroid and most of the parathyroid gland removed, as did my sisters and dad due to thyroid cancer. It is one of the easiest to treat. Dr. Marie Griffin at St. Luke's is fantastic if you need another opinion.

I will be thinking positive thoughts and hoping all goes well! And the mantle is gorgeous!

Peggy said...

I will pray for you! Never had that done but I have to go back for another check on a breast lump, so it does make you pause and think. I'm sure everything will turn out fine! You look super cute! I got a LOVE sweater at Target today!

oomph. said...

S-from reading above, sounds like you have nothing to worry about. easier said than done, but try not to worry until you actually get results. will keep you in our thoughts and prayers...

love the pants!!