Thursday, June 15, 2006
It's ultrasound/biopsy day! No results until Monday, probably.
Can't get the Jack Bauer clock beeps out of my mind...
If they sick a resident or intern on me I'm leaving. And three passes, max...
I have some valium to scarf down so maybe I'll forget my rules, and then will invite the intern to tea, as he punctures my carotid. and takes a sample of my larynx.
Of course its my nature to be prepared, so I am expecting emergency thyroidectomy when the biopsy leads to hemorrhage within the lesion and causes excruciating pain.
Its not really supposed to hurt too much, though some say no pain, some pass out from the pain. I am very vain and don't want prickles, any bruising, or a bandaid on my lovely neck. (Soon to be chopped open and sewed up by some guy the surgeon orders to close as the surgeon heads to something more important, like golf, she said with some anguish).
If I'm sober enough I'll pump for info, or demand it prior to biopsy. Please explain the need for biopsy
Is there a single lesion? is it solid, cystic, complex? Is it well defined? Is it freely moveable or is it attached to or invading other structures?
No information, no permission to jam a needle in my neck....
How evasive will they be? Hey, that's MY neck. Spill it.
i'd be a lot more optimistic about this lesion being benign if it didn't bother me so much. My voice cracks, I choke.
I'm wondering what kind of rare thing it must be. No papillary carcinoma for me!! No, it must be a rare intrathyroidal parathyroid neoplasm. Which would explain the hyperchloremia I've had for ten months. Or a fetus in fetu. That would be cool.