Apr 04, 2002 - 10:58 pm
Hi my name is Marisol. I am twenty-two and I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in October 2001 after a total thyroidectomy was performed to remove a total of three tumors which turned out to be benign (the cancer was found in the gland itself, and not the tumors) (Ironically, a nephrologist noticed the tumors). I also had what appeard to be Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. After the surgery I lost my voice for about a month and had to see a speech therapist in order to get my voice back. Until I got my voice back, my life was a nightmare. Two weeks ago I had the low dose of radioiodine and a scan and have not heard from the doctor yet. In the last six months I have been to the doctor's office so many times that virtually all of my free time, work time and school time revolves around appointments and lab work. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent.