Sep 30, 2010
Twisted Helix: The surgeon told me my nodule was malignant, but didn't give me very many details. Could you tell me exactly what kind of cancer I have.
Endo (in a withering tone): Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma--if that helps.
Twisted Helix: It helps, yes, to know the name. I'll just research it.
Endo (snappishly): You don't NEED to research it. Nothing you find on the internet can change the outcome. You need to have surgery and radio-iodine therapy.
Okay, so, erm, apparently what's happening with MY body is none of my business, and I should just stop worrying my pretty little head about it. Follow doctor's orders. I mean, I know what needs to be done, and I'm okay with it--but what's the guff about trying to understand it, UNDERSTAND what my body is going through, what I am going through?
Typical patriarchal doctor. If I weren't stuck in this stupid, one-Endo town until I finish my Ph.D.--i'd fire this guy's ***, and get an Endo who wouldn't act as if I said I was going to eat raw babies for breakfast when I suggested I might, I don't know, do some reading or something. Whatever.