I had good(ish) news today.
I had an appointment with the surgeon I was referred to. The good news is that I don't have to have surgery at this time. It's only good(ish) because I might still have to have surgery in the spring.
Basically, I have a follicular lesion of undetermined significance. When they look for cancer, they look at 5 markers. If your sample shows the 5 - then you have cancer. If you have 0, you don't. If you have 2 or 3 markers, it's iffy. That's where I sit.
In April or May, I will get my thyroid biopsied again. I'm going to be referred to a doctor who does the pathology as he is doing the biopsy. If he isn't happy with the sample, he'll take another one at that time. And he apparently is likely to tell me the results on the day.
If they come back undetermined again, then I'm probably looking at surgery, just to be safe.
So I have a reprieve of 6 or 7 months at this point. And then I get to hop back on the roller coaster and go for another ride.
Have I mentioned I hate roller coasters?
I'm still at I might have cancer. But I get to forget about it for 6 months. I mean, it would be nice to have a definite yes or no, but I'll take this for the meantime.
The surgeon also seemed to be a bit confused about the pathology report. He said there were some weird things in there. So I'm not upset with my doc who misinformed me in the beginning - it appears it wasn't very straightforward.
I guess now I can start saddle shopping!
Thanks for the well wishes! I'm going to put them in storage and pull them out again in 6 months.