Requested a day off for a doctor appointment. I have been anxious for three months. As appointment with doctor three months ago, he said I had a new tiny nodule in my thyroid. So arranged an urgent ultra sound test. Went to doctor again for reports today.
I am anxious for a tiny nodule because tiny cancer tissue was found in the right part of my removed tumour in thyroid. Well, the right part has been removed more than 10 years ago. But I feel like there is a bomb in my body. I scared to have any new nodules…..
Today, doctor asked what I want to do. It was another doctor, not the same one I saw last time. As it is a public hospital, I can’t request seeing same doctor each time. I told him what I am worrying. He said the best way is to remove the remaining part of thyroid. Well, if that’s the best solution, why didn’t we do it ten years ago? For me it’s not the best solution as if the whole thyroid had been removed, I had to take medicine everyday in the rest of my entire life.
As a layman, I knew removing nodule is the best way to prevent it changing to bad tissue. But is that necessary is my question. He is a doctor, I should weight the situation and suggest ways of handling the case. But he gave no advice. Of course, I know nothing can guarantee. But still he should advice something right?
I told him I don’t want to remove the remaining thyroid as I don’t want to take medicine everyday. I saw him just marked down in record ” patient doesn’t want to remove the remaining thyroid”. Well, so if any changes in future, that’s not his responsibility! I feel bad after the appointment. I left with more questions and more anxious.
A bad day for me~~~~~~