There has been a bit of confusion from my post. I had the surgery in July to remove my thyroid as a proactive step to ultimately avoid cancer in that body part. The nodes were discovered when I had a body scan back in 2007, before my Mastectomy. Since then, I have had regular sonograms and biopsies. Unfortunately, from January to June 2011, the number and size of the nodules increased. It became obvious to me what would happen next. (My Oncologist tells me to keep an eye on anything that was radiated back in 1989-- which includes all of my internal organs!)
So, the reason this visit was so exciting is because it is the first sonogram since the surgery, and all was clear! Whoo hoo!
I walked out of my doctor's office today with a smile on my face and a song on my heart: Removing my thyroid gland that was 'pre-malignant' means that
Michelle = 1
Thyroid Cancer = Big fat ZERO!
Added bonus: my carotid arteries are BEAUTIFUL! LOL, that is nice to know. :D