sunkist1220's Journey with Papillary Carcinoma, Thyroid Cancer

Patient: Thyroid Cancer > Papillary Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 73, Stage I

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    going hypo or waiting for Thyrogen to become available

    Decision Point

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Have been on low iodine diet for 8 weeks while I wait for Thyrogen to become available.

    Other Care

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    In isolation for 72 hours after receiving RAI treatment yesterday. So far, so good with minimal transient side effects. Worst part is being cooped up until Sunday evening, but really, it could be so much worse! I have a wonderful supportive family and friends who are truly incredible. Due to a glitch in my doctor's office I have been on this low iodine diet for 11 weeks now, so needless to say, I can't wait to have a good meal.......my wish list: fried chicke, mac and cheese and ice cream or cake for dessert!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    changing physicians

    Decision Point

    As soon as I am done with my full body scan next week, I will change physicians. Have not seen the endo I am with since initial visit almost 3 months ago and he and his office staff seem very cold and uncaring to me. It has been a source of additional stress which I figure can't be doing me any good. I don't know how difficult it will be to find a new endo who will accept me after starting with another doc but I will do my best.

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    whole body scan

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  8. 8
    over 4 years ago
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    whole body scan completely clean of cancer cells

    Celebration

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  9. 9
    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Other Care

    I finally found a wonderful endocrinologist, who is knowledgeable, personable, and explains everything! I have to travel over an hour to get to his office, but, wow, is he worth the extra inconvenience!!!!!

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