Yes Kim. I actually started off with three. One on the right, one on the left and a large one in the centre.
Years ago (around 15 years) I was medicated to shrink the size of them. This did work and they were stable for about another 10 years. Last year I had a physical with my GP. He was spending a long time in the neck area and I thought "Oh don't tell me the thyroid is doing something again". He sent me for blood work and a thyroid ultra sound. Then the phone call came so it confirmed what I suspected. When I saw the endocrinologist she said the main cyst was 3.2 Cm and too large to leave.
She arranged for a hospital biosy and thankfully it was clear of cancer. I then saw a surgeon who told me the entire glad was covered in smaller cysts. He said the smaller ones were not growing and he could just remove the larger cysts. However, if they started to grow, which they could, I would be back in for more surgery and have to have the entire gland removed. I don't want a second thyroid surgery so I told him to remove the whole thing and I will start on medication.
The only symptoms I seem to have are over heating and lack of energy. You can see the large cyst externally and the physician doing the biopsy said that if left it could continue growing and eventually press on the voice box.
I am not looking forward to this as I am just 11 weeks from surgery for a partial kneee replacement.
It has been a challenging year so far.
I would reccommend that you definitaly stay on top of the situation. Are you on any medication for it?