Hello everyone! Just want to give an update about my thyroid problem. I didn't want to wait too long to have my surgery at the government hospital. I decided to go to a private hospital after ensuring that my surgery will be covered by our company insurance.
Everything was fast tracked. I went to see the Endo who was referred to me by my officemate last Oct. 25. The Endo did another ultrasound. My nodule was already 4.8 cm, it was 4cm last Aug. Since my FNA result showed follicular lesions, he said it's better to remove because that's the only way to find out if it's benign or malignant. FNA can not differentiate follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma. He did all the pre-surgery tests ( blood test, X-Ray, ECG) then he sent me to the surgeon. I met the surgeon last Oct. 29 and we finalized my surgery schedule.
I had my Hemithyroidectomy last week (Nov. 18) and stayed the hospital for 2 nights. Surgery went well. I didn't feel any pain after. I was given pain meds and antibiotics 2 hrs after my surgery.
I went back to my Surgeon this morning for post op follow up. He was so happy when he told me that it's follicular adenoma. Thank God. I was so relieved and thankful.
I know this is just the beginning of my journey with half Thyroid. I'll take it one day at a time.
Thanks for the support and God bless!