When I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in January 2014 I was ready for it. Deep down I knew it was going to happen. After the first ultrasound, when my new endocrinologist immediately told us it didn’t look good and after an extremely painful neck biopsy I knew there was something wrong.
The endocrinologist told my husband and I that I had two nodules on the left side of my thyroid and micro calcifications on the right side. He was 99% sure that the nodules were cancerous. My whole thyroid would need to be removed.
So many questions
The questions didn’t stop running through my head.
Will I die?
What will happen to my family?
What is life like without a thyroid?
Can thyroid cancer spread?
How will I tell my parents I have cancer?
How will we explain surgery and recovery to our son?
Would I need radioactive iodine treatment?
Is this my fault?