The poor girl seems to have had to deal with more then any one person should have to. Yet she has had one more thing come up. During her exam at her TODAY (type 2 diabetes) study appointment they found a nodule on her thyroid. We immediately went from the clinic building to the Joslin center and did an ultrasound to confirm it. She's going in for a fine needle biopsy tomorrow morning at 10am.
She's scared senseless. Not for what the nodule could mean since I'm pretty sure she's ignorant about that at the moment. But the idea of having a needle inserted into her neck is freaking her out.
Me, I'm really trying not to be anxious over this. Unfortunately there's a few things that make it difficult. Carrie never seems to do anything normal or easy. Her having had total body irradiation for her bone marrow transplant makes nodules almost expected. It also makes cancer a LOT more likely, as does her age both when she had the radiation and right now. I'm holding onto the fact that although the dr wanted to do the biopsy tomorrow, he also gave us the option of waiting until her next appt in March. Personally it would have driven me crazy with worry if I'd had to wait for March, especially with her previous medical history.
I know if does end up as thyroid cancer the prognosis is very good, especially because of it's early detection. I also know that it doesn't do any good to think of how this is all going to turn out. I just have to take it one step at a time and deal with it as it comes. So one big step tomorrow and we'll see what comes.