I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in March of this year. I had a total thyroidectomy on April 4th. I spent 5 days in ICU because my oxygen kept dropping. and my Parathyroid are in shock. They just dont work. They doctor had to remove my parathyroid and cut it into pieces and then place it back in my neck. It is still not working. I take Oscal 3000 mg. a day. plus i take recipcal which is a form of vitamen D. My insurance will not pay for either of these. I am still on Vioxx for the swelling in my neck.
I have no energy at all. I went back to work two weeks after the surgery. i only work half days but my supervisor is starting to give me a hard time. i am in pain all the time because part of my neck muscles were removed along with lymph node. The neck muscles that were remove were in the back of my neck.
I go this Thursday to meet with the Radiologist. I have to do the radioactive iodine treatment. I really need some information. could someone please help. I have been told I will have to be in the hospital for at least 3 days. It could be more. I will be quaratined. This would not bother me if I was not worried about my children. I have three boys 3, 9, and 13. I am pretty much on my on. Please help. This is so frightening.
My father had throat cancer and the started his radiation. he died after only 3 treatments. And it is my understanding that the doseage for thyroid cancer is stronger than the type that he had. Thank you for your help.