On Tuesday when I got the biopsy done on the nodules on my thyroid I was told it would be 48-72 hours….well Thursday afternoon was 48 hours and today at 3 pm was 72 hours. Being it was Friday I decided I was going to let my impatience show and call.
I was told that I should call back at 4:15 because the results weren’t in yet but if called later, everyone would likely be gone…UGH. I hate Friday afternoons and doctor schedules.
I called at 4:10. They couldn’t reach anyone so I left a message….then I decided to call back. I told the receptionist my problem. She said she’d see if anyone was still around. She came back on the line and said no…then said wait I’ll try another number. She did and I got someone. The results still weren’t in. I’d have to wait until Monday. I was a little rude I’ll admit but I calmly asked if this was normal. She said yes. They I said it might make it easier on patients if they didn’t say 48-72 hours if they couldn’t deliver that. She told me to expect a call on Monday.
I was bummed. I just want this to keep moving and until the report came back I couldn’t. The kids have been inquiring and Hubby has too. I just hate to tell them nothing now wait until Monday.
Well at 5pm the doctor ended up calling.My right nodule is benign. The left is the undetermined category.
My options are:
-send it for further testing
-have another biopsy done in 3 months
-just have it removed
I am going with just having it removed. I was leaning towards that anyway. I know I’m going to end up with a daily pill and a scar but my ear pain will go away. I won’t have the swallowing irritation and I won’t have to continue to have biopsies.
I told the doctor that I want to be referred to the surgeon…She told me she’ll put in for a surgeon appointment…they’ll call me Monday to set that up. I’ll have an appointment first and then surgery scheduled for after that. I guess I wasn’t able to keep things moving and an appointment in the book but at least I know the results… For now I guess I’ll take that.
Thanks so much for the cards I’ve been getting in the mail, the comments and well wishes. You guys are the best.