So, I've been fighting a little with my midwives about weight gain, diabetes testing, blah blah. Well I see an endocrinologist for my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which we have been on top of since the first positive test I had at 3 weeks 5 days. My endo is great and I really trust her, she's very knowledgable and very upfront. I happened to have a routine visit today to just check how things are going. Labs and all seemed good, and for some reason she wanted to do an ultrasound on my thyroid. She had a hunch, and some time, I had time, the room was available, so we did it.
Well as she said, "isn't that serendipitous?" because she found a nodule on my thyroid with calcifications in it. Now most thyroid nodules (90%) are benign, except in single nodules with calcifications (as in my case) they are 70% malignant. She suggested to wait to biopsy until after birth (as in 2 weeks after my EDD), I very much agreed, since they can't really do much until after birth anyways. She explained that if it is cancer, thyroid cancer in particular is slow moving and very treatable (96%), so that's great news.
I'm a little floored that I've been harassed about my weight and fighting all these little battles (while my blood pressure, sugars, and measurements are all fine), only to discover that there's a 70% chance I could have cancer. It's a little ironic, and I have to say it made me laugh a little, and also seems a little unbelieveable
Overall I'm not too freaked out, and trying not to. It could be nothing and if it is something it's a very slow moving treatable something, and in the meantime the risks to the baby are really nil.
But still I kinda wanted to get it out there. I talked about it with my Mom and husband, but aside from that I haven't told anyone in real life. I don't want to deal with all the well meaning advice. My plan is to pretty much focus on growing a healthy baby and try and forget about it until it's time for the biopsy, and then deal with it when we know what it is or isn't. At any rate, thanks for reading, and being my sounding board.