Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Call me flustered....

My doctor called me today. Yep. Cortisol levels are fine and so are the urine steroid tests so that is good. She still is waiting on the blood work but some of them take longer because they are specialized tests. However, she called about the ultrasound. I have to have a biopsy on my thyroid. It is enlarged but only slightly. However, there is at least 1 nodule that needs to be checked out. While nodules are typically benign, this was is above the "we'll just wait and see" size. I already checked and the dr she referred me to is on our insurance so I just have to wait for the medical office to determine if I have to have a precert for the biopsy or not. I don't think so since it is an outpatient procedure but who knows. I will probably call on Friday to schedule it since as of right now I will have some downtime that day. So that is what I know... yay... umm, not really.

Now to tell my mom and then not have her nag at me constantly about getting it scheduled and getting the results. At least this proves that if there is a problem, our clinic will call asap with results.

5 comments:

bethkyle said...

I hope they find the right answers - and that your mom doesn't nag too much...

Kristi said...

hope it's benign and that the biopsy goes smoothly. Sorry you have to go through this! :(

Pepper said...

I hope you can schedule the biopsy soon so you can get this behind you.

So sorry you have to deal with this.

Cassandra said...

Oh dear. Hoping that it's a false alarm and that you can get back to the rest of life soon. Take care.

O.T. said...

The biopsy is required for 1 cm solid nodules and larger and aspiration requierd fo larger cysts
If nodule happens to be a cyst and it refills after draining, the PEI procedure can be used to shrink the cyst.
Blood test for thyroid antibodies is recommended for your case