So I found out a week ago that I have thyroid cancer. I have been very stressed about it because it means I will be going through my first surgery. Not only that, but I am supposed to go see a geneticist in September to be assessed for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder. Not having the full diagnosis yet is scaring me because once they stitch me up after the surgery connective tissue could build up and stretch out the scar. I am not the type of person who worries about there looks and I am fine with having a scar because that's just how it is when you go through surgery, but for it to stretch and be on my neck I am a bit nervous. I am unsure if I should contact the geneticist and aware them of the upcoming surgery, or if it wouldn't matter to them since they haven't seen me as a patient yet. I am not looking forward to the added pain either.