• dawn8459
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Birth

    Celebration

    Birth of my second son and he was vey healthy. Had a total natural birth that was not induced (refused that also) :)

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    • dawn8459
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Everything went very well. I was even released from hospital sooner than expected by the drs. I am and have been cancer free.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • dawn8459
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    My husband worked for a small company. This was in 1975 before days of companies having computers to keep everything more organized....

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    • dawn8459
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    I also had just become pregnant with my second child a few weeks before.

    Decision Point

    Went to one dr and he wanted to do surgery immediately without any test at all and no consideration that I had tiny little human wit...

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    • dawn8459
    • Experience with Thyroid Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Found thyroid had a little enlargement.

    Oh No

    I was taking college human anatomy and physiology. One night I was talking tommy husband telling him what I had learned that day as...

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    • Ozzy
    • Experience with Thyroid Lymphoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    I have depression, anxiety, frustration in my life daily now that I never dreamt possible....

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    • Ozzy
    • Experience with Thyroid Lymphoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I have had radiation on three occasions since my original surgery. My original dose was inpatient. It was mostly painless, but the d...

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Ozzy
    • Experience with Thyroid Lymphoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had three masses, they told me one was malignant and I would only need a partial thyroidectomy. I woke up after surgery with tubes...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Fishmamma
    • Experience with Familial, Medullary ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

    all kinds of side effects, the worst is being SO tried

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    • cheryl888
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma,...
    over 4 years ago
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    Radioactive iodine treatment

    Radiation

    Isolation for 10 days

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • cheryl888
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma,...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Thyroid and 24 lymph nodes removed

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  1. over 4 years ago
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    RAI Radioactive iodine

    Radiation

    Dental problems, visual problems, swallowing, salivary glands affected and neck swelling.

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