dani1011's Journey with Papillary Carcinoma, Thyroid Cancer

Survivor: Thyroid Cancer > Papillary Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Female, Age: 28, Stage I

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    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Pneumomediastinum

    Oh No

    I had air pockets in my chest. This is when my doctors found a node on my thyroid during tests.

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    Cancer

    Oh No

    I found out that I had early stage 1 papillary carcinoma.

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My doctor was only planning on removing the left side of my thyroid, but during surgery realized that my entire thyroid had cancer. So I ended up having a thyroidectomy.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I had radioactive iodine. It was painless, just a pill you swallow. The only downside is that you have to be in isolation for 3 days.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Cancer is gone!

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    Synthroid

    Side Effects

    Synthroid was absolutely horrible. I was always nauseous, and having vertigo. I could barely get in and out of my bed. I have had so many sid effects I can't remember most of them. I've gained over 60 lbs. and have had problems with depression.

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    Armour

    Side Effects

    I love armour thyroid! It was a night and day difference! I still have some side effects but they're minimal compared to synthroid. I didn't lose any weight and I still have problems with depression, but other than that I feel completely normal again.

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