haleezcomet'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: 57

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    relating to others .

    Oh No

    Received a call @ home from my doctor. First time in 5 yrs of seeing her. Stayed focused.

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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not having my thyroid is a mixed blessing. It helped remove the cancer but, left me dependant on a Med for life to keep me alive. In this economy with high fuel prices no insurance went without my refill for over 2 weeks. Felt like I was slowly dying. I realise the importance of not missing this Med. But, since I am single have to pay my bills then buy my Med if I can afford it.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    about 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Salivary glands were tender and lymphnodes, some nausea,fatigue

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  6. 6
    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  7. 7
    about 4 years ago
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    immediate decision was to remove my rt lobe in Sept 2001;then the left lobe was removed in Dec 2001.

    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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