A Few Weeks Ago

“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac

I had a feeling of slight numbness on my left arm. It wasn’t severe or continuous but I wanted to be sure that it wasn’t related to my stroke which I had three years ago. I had an MRI and also had a Doppler Ultrasound. After 2 days the result was in and everything’s fine.

However, because of this, they found a slightly enlarged Thyroid nodule so I was scheduled for a Thyroid scan. That night I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking…what if the nodule was cancerous… how would my hubby cope? How about my kids? And my son is away, will he come home even if there’s Covid? So many thought entered my mind and I felt scared.

Then after the scan, my GP said that they still can’t be sure so he wanted me to go to a Thyroid specialist to have another scan.

But this time I felt calmer…thinking that whatever God has planned for me, then that is what is gonna happen. There is nothing I can do about it.

After a public holiday which made the results of the scan take even longer, my GP gave me a call about the results. “Teresa I am calling you about the result of your Thyroid test and the result is GOOD!” I had a big sigh of relief. He was telling me the details on and on but all I can hear is that the nodules were BENIGN.

Now I am writing this to tell my family what happened. I don’t know…but I haven’t told them. I was concerned that if I told them and it is benign, I could have just caused them grief and stress for nothing. And if it was cancerous then I will have to tell them anyway.


So grateful that I am alright. ❤️


  1. Toonsarah says:

    Oh that is good news for you, it must be such a relief! I admire you for having the strength not to trouble your family until you knew one way or the other 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, definitely such great relief. I have two friends that I confide to and that is one enormous help. And thanks for stopping by Sarah.

      1. Toonsarah says:

        I’m glad to hear you were able to confide in your friends – at least you weren’t totally alone with your worries 🤗

        1. Teresa says:

          They have been my friends for more than half of my life. Yes … they are my family here away from home.

  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    Sorry you went through this and so glad all has turned out well. The waiting is the worst. I agree with you – I don’t tell my family until I know. No use worrying others too.

    1. Teresa says:

      I know right! But my husband said he wants to know the next time there is something so maybe I would… but hopefully there is no next time issues. Have a good day V.J. ❤️

      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        Yes. Hopefully no next times.

  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Glad all was okay. Most times the waiting for answers is the hardest part. 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, I know…so many things enter your mind even though how hard you try not to think of it.

  4. eklastic says:

    I’m glad you’re ok. It can be so unsettling not to know. Sending a big hug across the oceans!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for that warm hug.

      1. eklastic says:


  5. lolaWi says:

    oh i love happy endings! so glad you are fine, T! indeed, God is good all the time! hugs 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks. Hugs to you too my friend!

  6. lily says:

    I’m glad you are okay, 🙂 🌻 Yes, God is good all the time.💛

    1. Teresa says:

      Very thankful and thank you too my friend!

  7. So glad you are okay!!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Aletta!

  8. Sherry Felix says:

    When I had a scan for my thyroid nodules I was not anxious. I read that they are common and usually be benine. Glad yours are too.

    1. Teresa says:

      When I feel something, I don’t wanna read about it because the more I will feel anxious…ok yea I am weird 😁😁😁

      1. Sherry Felix says:

        I’ve been misdiagnosed and more by doctors so I make sure I know all about things.

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