I am very fortunate in that my doctor and hospital are quick to get the results of my ultrasound to me. On March 10, I got the call that the ultrasound showed these results (copied from my report).
"There are numerous solid bilateral thyroid nodules consistent with a multinodular goiter. The largest nodule on the right measures 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.7 cm in the midpole. The largest nodule on the left measures 2.3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm in the midpole.
The right thyroid lobe measures 5.4 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm. The left thyroid lobe measures 4.1 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm. The isthmus measures 2 mm in thickness."
Hmm....what did all this mean? Now the waiting begins. My appointment with the endocrinologist was scheduled for March 30. Back to Google for some of my own research which I can now say is a blessing and a curse. There are so many things we have access to but not everything is accurate as I soon found out.
The first thing I found from my Google search is that I am not alone. As I mentioned in an earlier post, thyroid nodules are fairly common, especially in middle aged women. The other thing I found out is that I had not just one nodule on my right thyroid but multiple nodules on both sides. I also saw that the nodule in both lobes were fairly big in size with one side containing a nodule that was around 1" and the other side being a little more than an 1". Good to know but at this time, I still didn't know what it meant.