Thyroidectomy Part 1

I keep saying this..I will post more frequently

I keep getting distracted with things

Here is the first of a two part story about taking out my thyroid. Not many people were told, not many people may care, but seeing as I like to look back and read some of my writings, this always helps me the most and so I write.

When Sophia was just a few months old, my mom’s aunt noticed my thyroid was noticeably bigger when she was visiting us in Houston. I didn’t think much of it till few months later when it seemed to be getting bigger. Took an appointment with a sweet and very Southern ENT who seemed to know everyone and their mom. The Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) biopsy put our minds at ease that the nodules growing were benign but the nodules were uncomfortable and there were multiples, so not completely out of the woods i.e. just enough to stay concerned and keep monitoring. 

Post FNA biopsy. It was tender for a few days after (they did insert needles through my neck after all) 


They kept growing and were on both sides that it felt like someone was softly squeezing my neck most of the day and more uncomfortable at night.

Fast forward 1 year and some odd months, Dr. Sam Weber recommended we do the inevitable thyroidectomy soon (complete removal of both Thyroids) especially with our exciting plans for the next few years (moving, maybe baby no2, travels). He doesn’t do surgeries anymore but then casually said ‘You should go to my baby brother, he does head and neck surgery’. Yeah I look up who his baby brother, oh only the chair of head and neck surgery at MD Anderson..you know no big deal haha…and that is older sibling goals right there. Why yes sir, I will go to your very talented younger brother for care thank you.

I’m not quite sure if you can see the nodules on my neck in the picture. I have a long skinny neck so the nodules were pretty obvious.

My multinodular goiters and seriously silly self

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