im a 34 year old female and this all began with a sore throat.. i then developed a large lump on my throat and after i had to force the doctor to feel it (she fobbed me off initially) she referred me for an ultrasound of my thyroid, and also due to fact my mum has severe thyroid issues and was treated with radioactive iodine a few months ago, she is fine though thankfully.
i decided to pay for a private ultrasound as i was extremely worried, not eating or sleeping, managing to get to my job two hours away everyday somehow, but i was getting to a point where i was breaking down. i went for the ultrasound and he diagnosed a cyst with some thyroid nodules, he went on to say this is very common blah blah and that the cyst would go on its own and it was nothing sinister. however the report they sent to my GP says they recommend follow up and 'taking cells'. i am so upset as i was relieved after the ultrasound and went private to get the results straight away! instead i feel like he lied to me to get me out quickly! now im back on the nhs mill and have to wait until the 22nd august for my thyroid specialist appointment! im going MAD. i now think i have some awful disease and its spread everywhere! i had pain in my knee and had a meltdown thinking it had spread there...
now, the lump has gone completely and i had a thyroid blood test which was 'normal' imbgoimg to get the actual results as they didnt tell me them over the phone. so why do i have nodules and normal thyroid blood test?! this has freaked me out even more!
im not sure what to do. i have emailed some private specialist thyroid centres but no one ever replies when i ask for info about how to book! im just very scared, i have suffered severe health related anciety since i was a child and suffered awful panic attacks in my teens.. i feel like im reverting back to that dark place as this waiting is just too much for me to bear. um going to talk to the doctor on wednesday as im so confused but im finding it hard to even know what to say... i guess she will just tell me she cant do much till i see the specialist. im absolutely exhausted and feel like im waiting for my execution or something on the 22nd... sorry for the brain dump and TL; DR
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