My journey begins with an ordinary visit to my doctor's office on March 7. I had been feeling stuffed up and congested and decided it was time for a visit to the doctor since my over the counter meds were not help. Plus, I felt like there was something stuck in my throat and constantly felt like I had to clear it. Sometimes, it felt like things were getting stuck. My very capable doctor did her usual exam of nose, ears, listening for my heart and then she felt around my neck and asked if I had ever been told I have a thyroid nodule. My reply "no, and what is a thyroid nodule"? She was great to explain that many times we (especially women) develop nodules in our thyroid and that most times it was nothing to worry about. In doing her do diligence, she referred me to an endocrinologist.
I did two things that day. I thanked God that she found something that no one else had ever found and I started doing my own "Google Research" to find out more about thyroid nodules and what it all meant. I read everything I could find about thyroid nodules and found out that they are pretty common...even more than most people know. Based on what I read, most nodules are benign and there is nothing to do but keep an eye on the nodule to see if it grows. As you can imagine, I was sent for a ultrasound of my thyroid on March 9.