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6/18/2017 Latest post:
After having been sick towards the end of April for approximately three weeks, I finally gave in and went to see my PCP for antibiotics. We decided to schedule a routine physical and lab work for the following week and all went according to plan. From the time of my first appointment to three or so weeks later when we were reviewing lab work, I told the PA how painful and tender my upper left lymph node had been. After looking through my somewhat boring lab work, we decided to air on the side of caution and he ordered an ultrasound. Later that same day Colton and I amazingly found our way around the newly renovated SL2 at Methodist and waited for an available tech. During my ultrasound the tech asked if I had ever had my thyroid looked at and proceeded to do a very thorough US, thank God for her! A couple of days later the report came back stating that I had an appropriate sized lymph node but that I also had an inappropriate sized nodule on the left side of my thyroid. The radiologist suggested a fine needle aspiration biopsy be performed which was ordered soon after yet actually done two weeks later. Fast forward to Wednesday, June 14th, my mom and I went back to Methodist and my unwanted nodule was biopsied. On Friday, June 16th I found out that I have Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, and this is where my story begins.