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    Celebration (Remission): After several treatments and consistently good bloodwork, the doctor told me there was no evidence of disease!

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    Side Effects (Depression/Anxiety): Experienced depression about 6 months after diagnosis and treatment while trying to find the "new normal."

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): Extreme fatigue after having thyroid removed

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    Side Effects (Saliva changes (thick saliva)): Pain in salivary glands after I-131

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    Radiation (Internal radiation): Received I-131 (radioactive iodine); received a total of 3 treatment doses over 3 years. I experienced some immediate side effects (nausea and fatigue), but am still experiencing pain in my salivary glands.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Total thyroidectomy; after surgery, the impact on my daily life while trying to find the right dosage of thyroid hormone was pretty severe.