• Information about Working During Thyroid Cancer

    Asked by SMT4 on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    Information about Working During Thyroid Cancer

    This is really more of an info post. I know I had trouble getting back to work like many who must balance treatments, and work. This article I found really helpful for Thyca patients balancing work and treatment.


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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Thanks for posting.

      over 3 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      When I went through my second fight with thyroid cancer, I had to go without thyroid replacement for three months (zero thyroid). There was no way I would have been able to work during that time, luckily I worked for a company that had disability coverage. I did come back to work more quickly than I would have preferred (still weak and stupid) so I would not lose my job. It is criminal that we lose health care coverage if we get sick.

      over 3 years ago
    • emsavard's Avatar

      Fortunately my husband and I owned a business and I did not have to go to work especially the last two weeks preparing for the RAI treatment. I found it difficult to take the wet clothes out of the washer and put them in the dryer never mind function at a job using my brain. It is sad that the world really does not understand how we feel.

      over 3 years ago
    • SMT4's Avatar

      It so difficult to function during treatments and rai. I was reading an article that spoke about thyroid patients and how the thyroid organ is so important to the function of the whole body. Then we have it removed and we are still suppose to function at typical energy. The thyroid regulates all the vital parts of our body, brain, hormones, heart, digestion, temprature, metab. Its crazy when that all goes off the charts in multiple directions it makes it difficult just to go to sleep let alone wake up and work.

      over 3 years ago

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