Welcome to the forum! While I can't answer your question (sorry), the "lump in thyroid area" caught my eye. Have they done an ultrasound of your thyroid, a CT scan of your neck, anything like that? That sounds like it could be a goiter. I don't know, of course. It could even be an enlarged lymph node, for that matter. Point is, have they done any further testing to figure out what that is, in particular?