M. D. Anderson in Houston won't give me a second opinion unless I re-register as a new patient and make an appointment to come in. I'm not going to Houston over this. At least not yet.
But MDA opened a new center teamed up with Banner Hospitals here in the valley, and they have a surgeon on staff that is experienced with recurrent thyroid cancer.
I have an appointment with him on December 29. The really cool thing is, because they're MDA, they have access to all my old MDA records. And because they're also Banner, they have access to all my scans, too.
Just waiting on the insurance to clear, which it should... then we can put this to rest.