OK, so after finding my nodule in November and being messed about for nearly a year because my old GP refused to examine me properly, I had my Thy4 nodule removed by hemithyroidectomy and isthmusectomy in September.
Last Wednesday, I was told that it definitely was cancer (I kind of knew before my consultant said anything, because there was a Macmillan Nurse with him), and my case was being referred to The Christie for a multidisciplinary team to decide on what's going to happen next (they meet this Friday).
My consultant did say that the most likely action would be for the rest of my thyroid to be removed, then followed by radioisotope therapy, so I've an idea of the practical side of what's going to happen, but I guess I feel the need to talk to people who've been through thyroid cancer because I feel less comfortable about the situation than I thought I would.
I know I am more than likely NOT going to die because of it, the cure rate is very high and the such, but I still feel strangely scared and I'm not entirely sure why. I think the radiotherapy might be the greatest source of anxiety, because it seems like something that really restricts what you can do, and I don't know if it makes you feel ill or if it starts the same day as when I have the second thyroidectomy (this is probably all online, but I'm getting information overload & conflicting information when trying to research and am realising I'm probably best talking to experienced people, especially since I need to vent a bit as well).
If anyone can tell me about their experiences of radioiodine treatment and give any tips or advice, I'd be really grateful. I'm feeling quite lost and useless at the moment, and it's getting to me a bit.