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    So Tuesday I found out the results of my ultrasound scan on my throat and it wasnt what I was expecting. They found a nodule or lump on thyroid and they believe it to be a benign. The non-cancerous one. I wasnt expecting that one. So I called the Tricare appoinment line the soonest they can see me is not to February 28th. My question is that my spoise is deployed and I was wondering should I mention this in an email or not about the lump and the appoinment? I dont want to worry him but then I will be worried the whole time how he will react to the news. I am calling the obdsumen and the cobs wife to ask for their oppinion how should word it they say its okay that can write it an email. Now girls should I tell him now or wait to my first appoinment?





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    from the active duty stand point, I would recommend going to the first appointment before you tell him. life at sea is hectic enough and when we worry about our loved ones we are distracted from our job. I know that you will worry and I am sorry for that. I will also say that if you do wait to tell him, at first he will be upset for you not telling him until he has a minute to think about why. I think that you are taking the smartest path on handling this by getting the opinions of others who understand the underway schedule better. I am keeping you in my thoughts. I hope that it really is benign and doesn't take much to fix the problem. Hang in there sweetie.

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    From a military wife's perspective i see it as 2 ways-if you aren't worried, then i would wait and just tell him afterwards or if you are worried, then tell him you have a weird lump on your neck but tell him you're aren't worried, that you are going to have it checked out anyways. It really just depends on your husband-i know mine would worry about it night and day. I would just mention the appt a few days beforehand or even the day before and play it off that you just wanted to have it checked out.

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    I can't say for sure what you should do... but I would probably wait just because I wouldn't want him worrying until I knew for sure. JMO.

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    I unfortunately have one problem with all that. IS his chief let him take me to the appointment for the scan, he was there during it as well as an ER visit because that areas has been painful and inflamed in the outside of my neck. He already knows something wasnt normal I might tell him in easy to understand terms and I was reading into it that only 5 out of 100 are consider cancerous. So I am not to worry but Tricare and the Bremerton Naval Hospital is slow. Good lord practically a month away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MILITARYBABY View Post
    I unfortunately have one problem with all that. IS his chief let him take me to the appointment for the scan, he was there during it as well as an ER visit because that areas has been painful and inflamed in the outside of my neck. He already knows something wasnt normal I might tell him in easy to understand terms and I was reading into it that only 5 out of 100 are consider cancerous. So I am not to worry but Tricare and the Bremerton Naval Hospital is slow. Good lord practically a month away.
    In that case, maybe you can be nearly clinical about it. Something like, honey, I have scheduled an appointment about my throat to verify the findings. There is a _____ in ______ chance of it being benign. That would work for my DH and I. Just a thought. I have found that sometimes if I look at things very clinically, I can help my self detach from the situation a little and worry much less.

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