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Old 03-14-2011, 05:12 PM   #1276
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I had a swollen gland under my chin; A doc I know personally told me 'the things you're worried about, having had thyroid cancer, don't hurt." My endo concurred when I saw her shortly after. So I don't know if that helps at all but hopefully you will feel the antibiotics kicking in over the next couple of days.

As to taking all the lymph nodes out- my surgeon said "I tried, I really did, but yours are just huge right now." - i.e. because they were swollen she didn't get out as many as she wanted to. She said she dug from my chin to my collar bone, and I believe her, because I could feel it! So maybe yours were swollen and could have shrunk back down to size...but we're going to go with "it hurts, because it ISN'T cancer!"
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:46 AM   #1277
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Thinking good thoughts for you and hope it works out. I agree that this sounds rapid and painful so not so much like a recurrence but I certainly understand being worried about it.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:00 AM   #1278
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The lymph node is going way down so Praise God! When I take the antibiotic about 3 hours later I can actually "feel" it in the neck area. Strange.

I cant take it till around 8 pm since I have to get all my vitamins and antacid stuff done 8 hours before.

I still feel a weird area closer to my jaw. If that does not get better I will ask him what it is, like a general swelling/strange feeling.

Micayla - how long did you have to take antibitoics for your chin lymph node?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:06 AM   #1279
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The gland was just swollen from RAI, not really infected, so I didn't have to take anything for it, just wait for it to go away. Still happens sometimes.

I woke up Tuesday morning, suddenly just feeling 'me' again after 3 weeks of my new dose. Anyone else experienced this?
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:39 AM   #1280
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Well today is my last day of antibiotics. I am going to get a refill for another 5 days (They said to refill it if I needed it).

The node is down to about the size of my fingernail. Well at least I think. I cant see it from where it is, right below my ear lobe.

Its so nice and sunny out today and tomm. and I am suppose to avoid alot of sunlight, figures.

I dont know if I should push the ct scan. I personally would feel better if he could see if anything else is wrong in there etc. I am thinking he will just blow me off about that if the path is negative.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:55 PM   #1281
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The nurse practicioner called and left a message that the pathology was NEGATIVE!! Praise God!!

We are playing phone tag. I left her a message if I should still take the antibiotic on the refill and if the surgeon still wants to see me monday.

I still would like him to address this weird feeling in my neck if it still is there after the antibiotic course is done. Maybe he could pull up my last neck sono and use that as a reference point? I think that usually my endo only gets a copy of the sono since she ordered it. He can pull it up since its in the univ. system so that might help.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:05 PM   #1282
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I finally have my results to the U/S in hand if anyone can decipher it for me I would appreciate it.

FINDINGS: The right thyroid lobe is heterogeneous measuring 4.4. cm x 1.9 cm x 1.6 cm. Heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule within the anterior medial mid right thyroid lobe measures 4 mm x 3 mm x 3 mm. Thyroid gland is diffusely heterogeneous. The midline thyroid isthmus measures 7 mm in thickness. Heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule within the left isthmus measures 20 mm x 18 mm x 12 mm. Left thyroid lobe is diffusely heterogeneous measuring 3.9 cm x 1.7 cm x 1.6 cm. Heterogeneous nodule within the midportion of the left thyroid lobe measures 6 mm x 6 mm x 6 mm.

IMPRESSIONS: Borderline prominent and diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland with bilateral nodularity. Dominant 2.0 cm nodule within the left thyroid isthmus. Futher evaluation with nuclear medicine thyroid scan or u/s guided fine needle aspiration is recommended.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:42 PM   #1283
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Basically it just means that there are lumps on your thyroid but they don't know exactly what they are, so they need to test more. I know it's frustrating. The only part I don't really understand is 'diffusely heterogeneous.' *did some googling and it looks like it just means your thyroid is lumpy*

Does it say anything about hyer or hypo echoic?
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:47 PM   #1284
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The nurse practicioner called and left a message that the pathology was NEGATIVE!! Praise God!!

We are playing phone tag. I left her a message if I should still take the antibiotic on the refill and if the surgeon still wants to see me monday.

I still would like him to address this weird feeling in my neck if it still is there after the antibiotic course is done. Maybe he could pull up my last neck sono and use that as a reference point? I think that usually my endo only gets a copy of the sono since she ordered it. He can pull it up since its in the univ. system so that might help.
What is the weird feeling in your neck like? I have tingling and really brief stabbing pain sometimes that I assume is healing.
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It said hypoechoic.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:34 PM   #1286
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It said hypoechoic.
If I recall correctly that makes it more likely to NOT be cancer, but I can't remember which mine was and of course now that I'm looking I can find my CT scan and film but not my ultrasound.

It's funny I have these huge copies of my CT scan ...film, I guess you would call it. I don't think it will ever be useful for anything and yet I can't get rid of it.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:09 AM   #1287
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Went to the ENT surgeon yest. He said my pathology and cytology was negative for thyroid cancer, leukemia and lymphoma, Praise God.

He said he still feels a remnent left of the node so he wants to see me again in three weeks. He is also sending a note to the rad. onc. and endo. I am hoping the rad. onc. will stick with her original plan and only do thyrogen and blood tests, versus diet and scan. I hope she agrees that if the path was negative I should be ok with just the thyrogen and blod test.
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Today I am going for the blood test. The gp ordered a cmp and B12 level.

I think next friday I will get the B12 shot, regardless of whether he has the labs back.

The lymph node is so tiny now.

In about 55 days I will be at the GF and BC! After all the winter weather and health stuff, I need a vacation. And since the hotels are free I am really
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In about 55 days I will be at the GF and BC! After all the winter weather and health stuff, I need a vacation. And since the hotels are free I am really
Hey now!! Didn't you just get back!!!!! I'm jealous.
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