Thank you so much, everyone! I'm really stoked. I am sick as a dog, but sooo happy that I don't have metastatic cancer. There appeared to be a ton of lymph node involvement, but it came back "reactive", so it just doesn't like all the weird stuff going on with my body right now. The biopsies completely whacked out my thyroid and it's both hyper AND hypo now... if I'm not sleeping most of the day I'm having hot flashes... it literally takes me 30 minutes to fold a load of laundry, but hey! I can deal with this!
Please, please, please, EVERYONE, when you go in for your regular check-ups get the doctor to grope your throat. I wouldn't have noticed mine if I hadn't been in a dimly lit bathroom and just happened to look in the mirror and notice a strange shadow because of the lighting. I'm supposed to go in for my consult in May (it's super booked -- LOTS of thyroid problems and diabetes in NM for some reason) and should have this sucker out of my throat by June.
You are all wonderful and even though it sounds mushy, I treasure each and every one of you sooo much!