• spunky

    Asked by spunky on Friday, September 5, 2014


    I have been happily getting good reports from all three doctors for 2 years since my surgery. Untill last week. One of my lab results has been too high, two times in a row. So, had an ultrasound of the neck that week. The waiting to get the results is a killer, isn't it? I'm the one who tries to have a positve attitude and I have since I was first told I had a cyst on my thyroid. But this has me down in the dumps! I will find my happy spot sooner or later. And I will deal with a bad result, if that happens. But I do not like feeling like I have no control!

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    • cam32505's Avatar

      I also had thyroid cancer in 2012, and my follow-up appt is coming up in Nov. For me, I first get nervous about the exam. It's uncomfortable. My doctor wants to do an ultrasound this time. It's an awkward position to have to stay in for such a long period of time. I hope your results are good, but I know you hate to be nervous over a weekend.

      over 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar

      I am so sorry for the wait, I hate that part in fact the waiting for test and scan results is one of the most difficult things about having cancer. Of course you’re nervous, I’m a thyroid cancer survivor as well and I certainly am anxious myself about every thing I feel on my neck- it is crazy I know but if I have a sore neck one day I almost always go off rushing to my ENT...I definitely overreact sometimes! But I have had breast and uterine cancer as well so I guess I am on edge about all 3 primaries.
      But hopefully the results will be good, and there is are nothing there. Just hang in there! Try to enjoy the weekend as best as you can- which is easier said that done I know! But we’re here for you, and please keep us posted as well about the results. And yes the feeling that we don’t have control over our lives is common with a cancer diagnosis, I hate that feeling as well and I really don’t know how to deal with it except that I just keep moving and try to do the best I can with what I can control such as diet and exercise. We are all stuck with our genetics and environment, ugh!. Take care of yourself, Hugs!

      over 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Hopefully you will hear soon and it will be GREAT news! I hate waiting too.

      over 5 years ago
    • ld_105's Avatar

      I had a very large goiter for three years and it was not cancerous. Finally had the thyroid removed doth years ago. Still no cancer. Keep the faith.

      over 5 years ago
    • KLC's Avatar

      As Id said - keep the faith ! ! ! It's extremely difficult not to be concerned, aw XXX - outright worried. Prayers going out for you for a positive outcome so you can get out from being down in the dumps and get back to being Spunky ! ! ! Karen : )

      over 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Scanxiety sets in again! Sorry you're having to wait on that, it's a terrible spot to be in. I wish you nothing but clean results. Try to do something fun this weekend to keep your mind occupied.

      over 5 years ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar

      Waiting for the results on any test is the pits. All test results should be perfected so the patient is told the results in a matter of minutes not days. Sadly this is not the world we live in.Don't beat yourself up for feeling down in the dumps,your allowed some down time.All we can do is the best we can do.Just remember take it one day at a time.Wishing you better days ahead and good test results.Keep us updated.

      over 5 years ago
    • Keith59's Avatar

      I'll pray for good results for you my friend.

      over 5 years ago
    • Vieja34's Avatar

      Hang in there! I know, I am a "spunky" one as well, sometimes it wears me out to be spunky.... LOL...But hang in there...I like to say "I'm in it to win it"....You can do it!

      over 5 years ago
    • AmyJo's Avatar

      Waiting is horrible in the cancer world!!! I'm praying for good results!

      over 5 years ago
    • Carol1286's Avatar

      I had the same thing. My thyroid was removed and was cancerous. I had RAI. All clear now. Just have to take thyroid medicine now. The endocrinoligist is in the process of getting the correct dosage. Don't worry. I understand this is common and the most curable of cancers.

      over 5 years ago
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar

      Remember Spunky, thyroid cancer is the "gentle" cancer. Personally getting my neck sliced open and taking radioactive pills was not as gentle as I would have expected.

      Hoping for the best news for you.

      I have 2 months off before I need to get all worked up. :)

      over 5 years ago
    • spzzonk's Avatar

      I know how you feel! It always seems like we are waiting for results of tests. Sucks not having control!

      over 5 years ago
    • spunky's Avatar

      Spunky here again. I had good news, the ultrasound was negative. Yippee. But Dr wants to check blood work more frequently. I can do that. You guys are great. This site is great. Reading the encouraging posts, knowing you know what it's really like, is so helpful.I have wrote on others posts, trying to be helpful. It is nice to be on the receiving end of these posts when I need it.

      over 5 years ago
    • mcecike's Avatar

      Stay strong do not give up Keep Busy

      over 5 years ago
    • spzzonk's Avatar

      Hang in there. We all know how you feel. I go thru it with my blood work every month. Waiting

      over 5 years ago

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