janettem's Journey with Thyroid Cancer

Survivor: Thyroid Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 15 years ago, Female, Age: 64

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    • janettem
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    dry mouth, weight gain, fatigue, dependency on medications, hair loss (female!), dry skin

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    • janettem
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    10 year!

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    • janettem
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was glad my doctor was able to restore my speaking voice (although my students complained I spoke in a monotone), but was sad I can no longer sing- I loved to sing! The side effects from not having a thyroid to maintain my metabolism and being thrown immediately into hypothyroid are a problem- weight gain, fatigue, thinning hair, and having to rely on medicine every day, are problematic.

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