On Monday I had to go see a specialist to look at my thyroid and some suspicious lymph nodes that they found while doing an ultra-sound.
First thing, the doc feels around and finds the lump on my thyroid. He pokes around some, looks at the report and says not to worry ... yet. The nodule is small, he doesn't think it warrants a biopsy. He said to get another ultra-sound in 6 months and see if its grown.
Then he checks out the lymph nodes in question. He's concerned because a few were enlarged and one showed up as an irregular pattern, whatever that means. That could simply be because I had lymphoma and there is scar tissue. He tells me, yep, I need a biopsy, pronto. No need to panic but I need to get it done. I'm good with that!
I'm fairly confident that it's all going to be good. I don't feel like I'm in denial, just calm and relaxed about it. I had one panic session a week or so ago but I feel like an observer now. Other than being extremely tired, I'm good.
He then gives me a little exam... he is an ear, nose, and throat guy. I mentioned being tired and he asked me (and my DH) a series of questions. Bottom line, he wants me to do a sleep study. He said my airways are kind of small and it's possible I have sleep apnea. If someone can help me get to the bottom of why I am so tired, well, sign me up!
So, next Wednesday, I get a biopsy in the morning and then cruise by the hospital again later that evening for a sleep study. I'm hopeful that good things will come from this!
To sleep, perchance, to dream ... or something like that! I have no idea what the quote means but I really want to get a good nights sleep.
Life is good ... never forget it!