I am a bit late with taking my pain medication because I had fallen asleep after a copious spaghetti dinner and just woke up, several hours later. It was wonderful to take that long nap, but it did upset my schedule a bit, not that it actually matters that much. I am a free agent, after all. I just have to wait for the pain medication to start working now and it make take a while. But I am not a wimp, mind you. I can take a lickin' and keep on tickin', as the once so famous commercial said.
It seems ages ago since I had the echo and the biopsy done, but it was really only this morning. I had a very competent radiologist do them and I had much more faith in her than I did in the one who earlier had only done the echo. She seemed so much more sure of herself and thorough. There were two areas of concern. One was on the right side of what is left of my thyroid and where the ENT specialist had suspected there to be something. The other place was on the left side of my throat under my jaw in my lymph gland. There was a bigger nodule there surrounded by smaller ones. The radiologist only took a biopsy of the one in my thyroid, but noted the position and the size of the other ones.
My sister had gone with me and was already planning ahead. If I have cancer, and if it has metastasized, she will move in with me and take care of me. Since she is a very competent woman, I have no doubt that she will do a very good job at that. It will solve all kinds of problems for me as well as for her, so we kill two flies with one stone. Not to be morbid or anything.
Much to my relief, the pain medication has started to work and I am beginning to feel better. I can not tell you how much that helps me and I would hate to have to do without. I am so glad that my GP sees the importance of it and allows me to use this strength. Pain does not make a good bed partner, as they say. It does not make a good partner period.
My friend M has a cyst on her pancreas and as far as I know, there are going to be some more tests, although I could not get a very clear answer on this from her. She seemed to think it was the result of a medication that she was taking and that it would be taken care of with other medicines and a diet. I owe you a better explanation than this, so I will let you know when I have it.