Yesterday I went to see my endocrinologist for what I expected to be a routine thyroid check via ultrasound. She found two abnormal lymph nodes and needle biopsied them. The pathology results should be back on Monday.
So I'm trying not to worry until I know if there is even anything to worry about. But it is hard not to think about potential scenarios -- and worry about needing treatments with two young girls, including one that is still breastfeeding. Of course, on the bright side, we have hit our insurance deductible this year so if there is anything that needs to be done, we might as well get it in this year!
I was also really grateful my doctor was able to do the needle biopsy. I believe that is unusual - at least, my last endocrinologist sent me somewhere else to have the biopsies done. She also did it a lot quicker than the last time I had it done. She swabbed my neck with iodine in both places and jabbed me with the needle while a nurse held the ultrasound machine. It felt like forever as she dug around trying to get a tissue sample but it was probably only a couple of minutes each time. It was painful, though, and I have some bruising on my neck today.
I was also grateful my mother-in-law had my kids during my appointment so I didn't have to worry about them.
Good thing we have a busy weekend ahead; Monday will come quickly.