19 December 2018

Not So Boring After All



Benign and boring - that's what they told me at my first ultra scan back in October. Today I went back to Lincoln hospital to get my second thyroid biopsy result; it has come back as suspicious.  That means it might be benign, or it might be malignant.  So I am scheduled for surgery to have part of my thyroid removed in about 6-8 weeks.  Oh whoop-de-do.

I’ve had quite a few operations in the past so this should be a walk in the park.  There is a slight risk that I might lose my voice or become very husky like Eartha Kitt.  I loved the way she used to purr. In the meantime I shall try and forget all about it and enjoy Christmas and the NewYear.


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  1. Had no trouble when they took half of mine, so here's hoping you don't either.

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    1. Always a choice but I think I'll go along with the doctors' advice in this case.

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  3. Oh, that's a bit scary, Sue. I hope it doesn't dampen your Christmas.

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    1. I shall have plenty of Christmas spirit to keep me happy!

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  4. Put your trust in the Doctors Sue and soldier on. Have a good Christmas andtry not to worry.

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    1. It's going to be a busy Christmas for me so I won't have time to worry.

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  5. Oh dear, that sounds like a dreary thing to put up with. These things are generally pretty routine in the end and modern medicine is pretty marvellous. Easy for me to say but try not to worry. It's fab you have the girls around for Christmas!

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    1. I don't relish the prospect of a general anaesthetic and a night or two in hospital but I'm sure it will all be fine.

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  6. Yes. That's the best response. Enjoy Christmas with Paul and your lovely daughters and damn the future!

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    1. I am a strong believer in enjoying the 'now'.

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  7. Oh dear, sorry to hear you are up for some surgery (sounds like you are kind of used to this?), but don't let it get in the way of enjoying time with your family, first Christmas in the new house, and all those wonderful things. I personally think Eartha Kitt was fabulous. -Jenn

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    1. Surgery is never fun but it will be good to get rid of the worry.

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  8. Not really the news you wanted just before Christmas. Your attitude is the only logical one; ignore it, then simply go along with the process. There's really not much else you can do. I'm sure all will go well, and a slightly husky voice could get you a recording contract.

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    1. It wasn't the news I was expecting to be honest but the op is weeks away so I'm just going to park it for now. Now if only I could learn to sing in tune...

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  9. As we all say think positive. Could there be any other bits and niggly bobs that can be done at the same time? Enjoy this holiday with the family and look forward to a new career as a caberet singer.

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    1. I was thinking of asking them for a face lift while they've got their knives out.

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  10. Have a good Christmas with your family and we all hope you will be fine.

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  11. I had exactly the same op when I was in my 40's and remember being really nervous at the thought. I lost my voice for about two weeks but it did come back, slightly deeper though. I was so relieved when I got the 'all clear' from the surgeon. The scar bothered me at first but I covered it with scarves - it was hardly noticeable after a year or so. I've never had to take Thyroxin so that was a bonus as my sister has been on Thyroid medication for years. Try not to worry and have a good Christmas. Sheila

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    1. Thanks Sheila. It's good to hear from people who have been through this procedure.

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