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    babyaaronsmom wrote on Kimlofton's wall

    Kim,
    I saw you started to follow me the other day. Hang in there, I am doing better now and like others that have posted on their walls. I suffered from major depression, headaches and sleep problems before being diagnosed. Now, I don't suffer from depression, so that is one positive besides being on this side of the ground!

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    babyaaronsmom wrote on Norselady's wall

    I had my surgery in Wisconsin but not in a large city. I had a really good surgeon but the follow up care was too much for the nurses and hospital that I was at. I had surgery on a Wednesday and was released on a Saturday morning, I was readmitted to the hospital the following Monday for another 4 days. So a total of 7-8 days but like I said, I had complications that were not caught. Maybe my surgeon should be to blame but as soon as I came back to her that following Monday she was on top of it and ensured that my second visit that the nurses were taking care of me as they should. I had 4 drains, again, nurses were not a custom to my large surgery or how to handle the drains except for one nurse but it took them a day in a half to get it right!

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    babyaaronsmom wrote on Norselady's wall

    Not to scare you about a bilateral dissection but I did have complications, where I couldn't get air or swallow. The hospital that performed surgery should have caught that before I left the first time but didn't and thus sent me home and the swelling continued until I couldn't swallow or get much air. I was readmitted and place in ICU for a few days and administered high doses of steroids to bring the swelling down. I didn't have a feeding tube. Just lots of swelling and pain but it did eventually get better.

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      Norselady

      May I ask where u had the surgery? How many days did they have you in the hospital immediately post op? Did you have drains?

      about 4 years ago
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    babyaaronsmom wrote on emsavard's wall

    Emsavard,
    Hello I have some questions for you. I was diagnosed in 2011 with Stage I Papillary Thyroid Cancer and have a bilateral neck dissection and one round of RAI. I just had my 2 year check up and my scans have been clean and my thyroglobulin dropped this year from last, my endo won't give me any long term plans. What can I expect Thanks

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      emsavard

      Hi there. My endo never really gave me an all clear. Basically we went from 6 month check-ups to yearly. 16 years later I am still going for check-ups with my endo and that keeps me in the medical system and gives me peace of mind. Hope that helps you with your question.

      about 4 years ago