Hi Guys, This is an update cause I have been to worn out and exhausted to post earlier. I had so many tests last week, a neuclear medicine scan that lasted 2 days(had to take heavy laxatives during it)a pitituary MRI, more blood tests and I saw more DR's. I saw 3 endochronologists on Friday who say my thyroid is nothing to worry about (said it is the least of my problems-not sure how to take that). They are doing more blood tests and 24 hour urine to look at other things to rule in/out adrenal things and try to identify the "mass" better. I also have to get another MRI of my abdomen Weds. I am also under the impresion that they want to get these results BEFORE my major surgery so I'm not sure if its gonna go on 7/11 like I thought, cause these tests go to Minnosota and take 2 weeks. They said the polyp in my duodonem is called a carcinoid and it is an endocrine tumor. They did not say it was cancer but that it is very rare and usually genetic. I think they are trying to see if the mass lower down is related to it. I'm scheduled to have it ultrasounded endoscopically and removed if possible on 7/8. If they can remove it I wonder if that will change the date of the major surgery cause its just a few days later and I have to do bowel prep the whole day before it and sometimes I throw up from the prep and they probably dont want you to do that. I know they are doing the best things for me and I'm glad that they all agreed that I should have the mass removed. I love my surgeon but he is after all a "surgeon" so it was good to hear the same opinion from medical people. I just wish things werent taking so long. They seemed to feel that they will get to the bottom of this or at least that is the impression I got. I cant stay on here much longer, in addition to my problems I am a person who gets sebaceous cysts and I have one on the side of my crotch which hurts to sit on. Just take it from me that it was a lousy week last week, it is so hard getting back and forth from town when you have D and dont feel good. Mentally I am totally worn out so I'm gonna sign off and try and take a nap. If this goes on much longer I may check in to the mental health facility associated with the place. Thanks for listening.