If you had "over 50%" on the -ectomy of the thyroid..then you win! Turns out I
have had a large, slightly strange-shaped thyroid. Thus the operation took longer, and the nodule did indeed look suspicious, so the surgeon took the whole thing out (and a lymph node for good measure). Still in a little pain, but will be back on my feet in a few days. Thank you for all the well-wishes & thoughts. Cheers.
And now for a golden oldie: Wallace on Wine