Wednesday, September 2, 2009

AND SO IT GOES...

Yesterday I happened to be visiting with Ben's neurologist from Dartmouth who (it's a long story) ended up diagnosing me with a Thyroid Nodule. It's a lump/bump/hump.
(whatever your preference)
I was symptomatic, just didn't put two and two together. (Sensitivity in the neck -- discomfort with sheets touching my neck at night, shirts and necklaces, Difficulty swallowing, or a choking feeling, persistent or chronic cough not due to allergies or illness) My dad was diagnosed last year with Thyroid cancer. That part makes me a little anxious. I also wonder if I predisposed myself to this with all the x-rays and scans that I have been exposed to when Ben was sick.
I'm talking hundreds.
My thyroid area was never protected. I'm off to see the doctor tomorrow. She will probably refer me to an endocronologist.
*****
Just another "bump" in the road, right?

18 comments:

Cindi said...

Hopefully it is a small bump in your road...it is definitely time for smooth pavement and cushy seats for the a while....

Rachel said...

Ditto to Cindi. Good luck. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

One step, one day, one moment at a time is all you can do. You must have been a heck of a valiant spirit before you came here. :) Love you and pray for you always.

ChefTom said...

I think you are the only person I know whose name is pre-printed on all the prayer rolls.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

KeriLyn and Matthew said...

keep us posted.....hopefully it is nothing too serious....you could use a break from blog worthy news.

The Mormon Monk said...

Don't worry, Quasimodo. I will still love you. And your hump.

Jo Jo said...

Love Zach's perspective. We still love you with all your extra growing things and things that have been removed.

Becky said...

Zach...LAUGHING! Will that be my new name? LOVE.IT!

Rachael said...

What in the world?!? Enough already!!!

Jenny said...

still love you, bumps or no.
xoxo

April said...

Keep us posted! Thinking of you...

Michelle said...

I feel guilty complaining about my problems. You have been through alot. I hope this road you encounter will be a smooth one.

Sojourner said...

Ditto to Cindy,and you must have been quite a saturdays warrior in the pre-existence.

LL said...

Lady Love.
I'm not so sure about this latest problem...you're just giving me more ideas for nicknames :-)
Thinking about you!!!

LL said...

JSUT READ ZACHS COMMENT!!!
laughing. so hard.

shirlgirl said...

As others have said previously, let's just hope it is a little "bump" in the road. You've really had your share of stuff this past year. Time to STOP!! Will keep you in my prayers. Have been praying a lot lately!

Alana said...

Next x-ray are you going to ask for the turtle neck version of the heavy chest protector? God bless you Becky,hang in there.

shirlgirl said...

What's the scoop? You mentioned that you had an appointment--what is the update on that?