Home Chapter 2 ------------------ My Thyroid Surgery
Entry # 11 - My Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon): The Right Place to Be
My Story - My Thyroid Surgery
Tuesday, 09 December 2008 17:00

The Otolaryngologist entered the room dressed professionally with confidence.  He was very friendly, kind, and polite.  My wife and I were very pleased with him.  He basically recommended surgically removing the nodule...

Entry # 12 - Caribbean Cruise: Yeah!
My Story - My Thyroid Surgery
Monday, 29 December 2008 17:00

My wife and I decided to go on a Caribbean cruise for Christmas.  We just wanted to get away from all of life’s challenges.  It would be nice to enjoy sometime together before I go under the knife.  Boy was it a blast!!






Entry # 13 - Minimally Invasive Hemithyroidectomy with Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring
My Story - My Thyroid Surgery
Tuesday, 06 January 2009 17:00

I’m back from my cruise and the day of my surgery is quickly approaching.  I’m feeling anxious.  At this point I really want to get the surgery over with so I can move on with my life....

Entry # 14 Results from the Hemithyroidectomy: The Dreaded Phone Call
My Story - My Thyroid Surgery
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 17:00

As I laid on our couch going in and out of sleep my phone rang.  It was a number from Georgia…I knew it was my surgeon with the results from my biopsy.  My heart race as I reach for the phone.  My surgeon went straight to the point “the pathology report shows stage one papillary carcinoma.”  My heart just fell out of my chest.  Yet again, I was speechless. I was now living my nightmare.  I asked myself, how could I possibly have thyroid cancer?  But I did have thyroid cancer.... 

Entry # 15 Minimally Invasive thyroidectomy Completion: Back for Surgery Number Two
My Story - My Thyroid Surgery
Sunday, 11 January 2009 17:00

So my wife and I were off to Georgia for my second thyroid surgery.  This surgery was basically completing my first surgery.  The surgeon was going to go through the same neck incision and take out the remaining thyroid....


Entry #16 Follow-up with Otolaryngology and Endocrinology: Yet More Bad News
My Story - My Thyroid Surgery
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 17:00

I've been healing well and feeling good.   Now it was three weeks after my thryoid surgery and I had two follow-up appointments.  My first appointment was with the endocrinologist and he didn't waist anytime telling me the bad news.


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