Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Poked Again

On Sunday I got poked again... FNA on my thyroid. The doctor didn't want to touch the whatever-is-is in my parotid because it's touching a major artery and the risk of bleeding is too high. Two weeks until the results. Tik. Tok.

The statistics about thyroid growths/nodules/tumors are pretty good. Most are "nothing" and even the cancerous lesions are highly treatable. I read something online about something like 50% of people dying of natural causes had some form of micro thyroid cancer. Makes you wonder if it's worth removing it if it's unlikely to ever cause harm? Living without a thyroid makes you dependent on medication for the rest of your life... but I'm getting ahead of myself.

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