Had my fine needle aspiration biopsy today. Very kind radiologist who said he didn’t see anything very worrying about the thyroid tissue, but cautioned that he didn’t know my full history. He did say that if (15% cases) he couldn’t get a good sample, he would suggest a second biopsy rather than radical surgery. Am grateful and surprised as my specialist had mentioned cancer specifically and said if in double take it out, which had made us feel it must be serious.
Was sitting waiting for my husband in the hospital entrance at a table where a young woman was sitting. We couldn’t have been more different. She was young and black; I am a decidedly older ex-Brit. I asked her if she was here for a procedure and she told me she was with her father who was having an ultra-sound.
It was not serious, she thought, but added, “It is in God’s hands.” We looked at each other and I touched her arm. “God is always with us,” I said and she looked deeply into my eyes. There was a peace and grace about us – and we understood each other deeply.