Painkilling needle? Lucky you. My doctor used a "tail" followed by a harpoon shot in from a catapult. Actually it didn't hurt much but on my left side he kept nudging against a nerve - that hurt. That spring loaded needle is scary. Today am slightly swollen and a bit red but no vampire marks. I did my online research and found that thyroid cancer is common and usually curable. my results come back Aug. 1. Glad you're OK Sandra.