Just been dx today with thyroid cancer. Came as a shock although I knew deep down something was wrong. Expected Doc to say lymphoma because I have lupus and sjogrens. Glad I took my mum with me, think she is in a worse state than me but I expect it to take a few days to sink in.
Been reassured by my Doc that's it's highly treatable but I'll have to have surgery to remove my thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes. Never had a hospital stay in my life so not looking forward to it. Then I'll have iodine radiation which involves a few days locked in a lead lined room. Telling family/friends will be hard because as soon as cancer is mentioned people freak and think the worst. Need to try and get a good nights sleep tonight.