JackieNewnam's Journey with Thyroid Cancer

Patient: Thyroid Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 26, Stage II

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Other Care

    I got in a severe car accident and had a head injury. My CT scan showed calcification on my thyroid Gland.

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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I got multiple ultrasounds, and then a biopsy..

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a total thyroidectomy. They took two of my parathyroid glands as well, oops. I was in the hospital for 16 days after the surgery because my calcium levels dropped so low I had no control of my muscular system, and was experiencing an irregular heartbeat.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    I chose pain, because my side effects are a pain! I'm tired constantly, I get migraines like I never have before, my body and muscles ache constantly, and I feel like every single day is an emotional roller coaster.

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  5. 5
    about 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I'm still in this stage, I'll edit the above info when I finish.. So far, so good, but it's only the beginning..

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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