The results from the surgery showed that I have follicular cancer. These results are just verbal results from the lab to my surgeon. I'm waiting on written results and then waiting on a call from my regular Dr to discuss them with me.
The difference between papillary and follicular as far as I can tell is that papillary and most follicular cancers respond very well to radiated iodine treatment. I don't know what kind of follicular type cancer I have, but if the cancer spreads, papillary spreads to lymph nodes, and follicular goes for lungs and bones.
We're shooting for just the plain jane cancer. I would like to take a pill and call it good thankyouverymuch.
I have been looking for a pretty rendition of Mother Theresa's quote "I know the Lord won't give me more than I can handle, I just wish he didn't trust me so much."
On the shoulder front...I get to start injections of steriods in hopes of healing that up. Can we say 'roid rage mixed up with mood swings and pms? OH BOY!