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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): My PCP sent me in for a neck ultrasound the Monday before thanksgiving. She called me Tuesday night and asked me to come in to her office the next day. The cancer has spread to my lymph nodes. The 3 year anniversary of my initial diagnosis was the day before the ultrasound.
    Three weeks and 11 appointments have led me to wait for an appointment at the end of January at the local university, which is part of the Cancer Care Alliance. That doctor will decide if I'm having a neck dissection or a radical neck dissection.
    Whoever said this was the "easy" cancer is very mistaken.

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    Corri asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    I left the hospital with MERSA and C-Diff. Does anyone have experience getting rid of C-Diff?

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      CrazyHarry

      Oh s**t! I was "lucky" enough to get C-Diff after my ileostomy takedown. Spent an extra 10 days in the hospital with a short stay in the ICU. Then back in the hospital 5 weeks later for another week. Took over 2 months and way too much vancomycin to finally slay the beast. Asked my wife to take me out to the desert and shoot me. Didn't get MRSA, but my wife got that one. Another wicked infection.

      Sending supercharged healing thoughts and prayers your way. It's definitely a long slog, but I know you can do it!! Hang in there!

      over 5 years ago
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      CrazyHarry

      Just noticed you didn't have bowel surgery. Since you have thyroid cancer. What surgery did you have? I had the rectal cancer last year and not I have thyroid. Scheduled for thyroidectomy and neck dissection in a few weeks.

      over 5 years ago
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      I had a Thyroidectomy last year. No idea how I ended up with C-diff. I just finished my first round of meds, and am hoping it's the last. I ended up taking a week off of work--which was pretty bad timing, but I'm amazed at how much better I feel now. I just thought that the way I felt before was my "New normal". I'm so glad it's not!
      I asked because my doctor didn't make a big deal out of this, but did want to give me two weeks off work (I took one). I couldn't imagine that I'd need two weeks, since she acted so nonchalantly. When I asked a friend in nursing school, she freaked out, so I thought I'd ask the pro's here.
      Thank you for your help!

      over 5 years ago
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    Corri asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    the doctors office called twice.... then sent a letter. I can't stop worrying.

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      Corri,

      Thank you so much for sharing your question in your time of need. I know that it has been a day or so but I thought you might find a few things helpful in the future. We have an article on "Scanxiety" which is the stress of the waiting side of cancer and we also have an article on how to try to find inner peace when you have cancer and how WhatNexters have tried to keep peace within themselves. Perhaps you will find them helpful.

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/scanxiety-sound-familiar

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/how-to-find-inner-peace-when-you-have-cancer

      Best wishes,
      David

      over 5 years ago
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      I finally heard from the doctors office! I'm menopausal. Blurg!! I know that. They did confirm a lump, but don't want to do anything yet. It's under my arm... That's in addition to the one at the base of my head. I see my cancer doctor in two weeks, so I'll bring it up to her. If she doesn't worry, then I'll decide not to either.
      Thank you for listening and responding to me. I appreciate not being alone.

      over 5 years ago
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      Wega

      Good to know it wasn't bad news! :))

      over 5 years ago