View Full Version : Another Shoe Drops for my Wife

05-03-2011, 10:32 PM
During the week she spent in the hospital following her accident she had a number of CT and MRI scans, several of which picked up a 1.8 cm mass on her thyroid. Probably benign but get it checked out when you feel better. She had the follow-up ultrasound 2 weeks ago and it's now 3.5 cm. A friend is doing the needle biopsy this Friday, but doubling in size in just past two months it probably needs to br removed. Just one more shoe dropping...

The Bigfella
05-03-2011, 10:43 PM
Bloody hell. Best wishes from down under mate. Wish her well for us.

Glen Longino
05-03-2011, 10:49 PM
I'm wishing you and your wife the best possible outcome!
Stressful, I'm sure!

David G
05-03-2011, 10:50 PM
Best of luck. Best of outcomes to the both of you.

05-03-2011, 11:25 PM
Best wishes.

05-04-2011, 12:06 AM
Best wishes for your Wife and You.

Smoke and prayers from our family.

Phillip Allen
05-04-2011, 12:08 AM
best wishes from the Arkie

05-04-2011, 01:43 AM
Best wishes. I think there's a positive here as if the collision hadn't happened then things may not have been diagnosed in time.

05-04-2011, 03:06 AM
We wish her and you the best, as purri said it's an ill wind.

05-04-2011, 03:17 AM
Best wishes to you both..

05-04-2011, 03:37 AM
Chris, empty your PM's somewhat.

05-04-2011, 03:53 AM
Good Luck ,it sounds as if the accident had an up side .

Bobby of Tulsa
05-04-2011, 04:45 AM
Prayers and good thoughts from Tulsa.

05-04-2011, 05:10 AM
Best wishes to you and your wife.

As someone with direct experience with thyroid cancer here's my take; I hope you find something positive in it.

The vast majority of thyroid cancers are very very slow growing. Of the three methods used to determine the size in your wife's case I believe ultrasound is probably the least reliable. So this thing's doubling in size is not necessarily what happened. Possible, yes, but IMO highly unlikely.

If you or your wife would like to discuss my own experience I would be happy to communicate via PM or email.

Good luck!

Bill Griffin
05-04-2011, 05:12 AM
Best wishes.

05-04-2011, 05:17 AM
Very scary . . . . Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

As others had said, it seems the accident was a blessing after all . . .

Bill R
05-04-2011, 06:16 AM
Geez. Best wishes to the two of you.

Bruce Taylor
05-04-2011, 06:47 AM
I'm sorry to hear it, and will be thinking of her on Friday. Please keep us posted.

05-04-2011, 07:01 AM
Prayers from here, for what that's worth to you both.

05-04-2011, 07:04 AM
...(Will God know who I mean if I say "coelacanth2's wife?")
I expect God's got pretty good cross-referencing software.

Y Bar Ranch
05-04-2011, 07:38 AM
Best wishes. I think there's a positive here as if the collision hadn't happened then things may not have been diagnosed in time.
Indeed...an early catch is so important. This is a silver lining to the accident that it was caught, whatever it is.

Wishing for the best!

Bruce Hooke
05-04-2011, 07:41 AM
Best wishes for a good outcome...

Vince Brennan
05-05-2011, 08:42 AM
Good luck with tomorrow's procedure!

Ian McColgin
05-05-2011, 09:14 AM
Here's hope it was spotted in time.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
05-05-2011, 09:37 AM
Hoping for the best:)

05-05-2011, 10:16 AM
Best wishes from here

05-05-2011, 10:26 AM
Good luck.
You've got a large cheering section backing you up.

Robbie 2
05-05-2011, 07:22 PM
Best wishes to you both from NZ

05-05-2011, 07:29 PM
Prayers sent C, sometimes things have a strange way of working out. She's got you for an advocate. All our best.

05-05-2011, 07:31 PM
Best wishes for your wife. And you...

05-05-2011, 09:04 PM
Thanks folks. Her biopsy has been moved up a bit to early afternoon just about the time when the boy and I may be passing that area on the way to Connecticut for a sailing race. We're stopping into the office...if it is anything much more than very benign, the race is off for us and we're staying to offer comfort and support. Bugger of it all is it is Mother's day weekend- she had her last miscarriage on Mothers Day about 10 years back and lots of other tough things have happened about now. Lotsa good though...

If she hadn't had the accident the darn thing would have been very large by the time it was spotted. As was said above, this was an ill wind that blew some good.

Lew Barrett
05-05-2011, 11:00 PM
Thinking of you. Early detection makes the whole difference. If it helps to know (I know you do), they can find things and discover relatively straight forward solutions, and not all lesions and lumps are cancerous.
We are all truly hoping for the best for her. I know she is nervous and going through hell. It's a tough time, but she will come out the other end OK.

05-06-2011, 04:27 PM
Initial path results in probable infectious cyst - not a tumor at all. Hallelujah

05-06-2011, 04:29 PM

05-06-2011, 04:49 PM
Great news !!!!!!!!!!

What a relief!!!!

05-06-2011, 04:53 PM

05-06-2011, 04:55 PM
Good news indeed. Now go up and win the race in your new boat.

05-06-2011, 05:07 PM

05-06-2011, 05:10 PM
Good news indeed. Now go up and win the race in your new boat.

++ Like the lady said circa back in th' day - " Burn 'em Clyde, Burn 'em good." Fortune seems to be on your side. Great news and have a great race.

The Bigfella
05-06-2011, 07:55 PM

L.W. Baxter
05-06-2011, 07:59 PM
Glad to hear it.

05-06-2011, 08:00 PM

Bruce Taylor
05-06-2011, 08:30 PM
Yay! :)

05-07-2011, 05:35 AM
Good news. Sorry I caught the thread late. Thoughts and prayers (for you all) from Florida!


05-07-2011, 05:52 AM
Good news! I'm so glad it's turning well. I had a feeling it would. With this crew of jamokes saying their prayers how could it not? LOL. Now you have no excuses, take her dancing.

Y Bar Ranch
05-07-2011, 08:35 AM
Initial path results in probable infectious cyst - not a tumor at all. Hallelujah


Lew Barrett
05-07-2011, 06:26 PM
No point worrying until they tell you to worry. Fat lotta good that advice does, but it is often some of the best you'll get! Hoorah! I know just how she feels. Congratulations!