Mar 06, 2004 - 5:41 pm
I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer about 4 weeks ago. Initially my doctors here thought it was just a goiter as all tests came back negative. Thankfully I requested that I be referred to a specialist out of town - he did a biopsy and a week later I had my thyroid and central lymph nodes removed. Surgeon said it was contained and my CT chest scan this week was negative. The tumor size was 3.8cm. I am scheduled for radio-iodine treatment April 19th.
Am currently taking cytomel but am still very tired most of the time. I've been reading a lot and have a few questions.
I am taking vitamin D and calcium (2000mg/day) right now. Do I take these with the cytomel, or take at different times. Also, I'm not clear if I need to take my meds with or without food. My doctor said it was ok to take all together, but from what I've been reading, that isn't the case.
Other than that, I'm just anxious about what to expect in the future - especially the possibility of recurrence.
Can I expect to be tired for a while yet? When asked how I am, I usually say that I'm fine because I feel like I'm complaining if I keep telling them how tired I am. I usually do ok until early afternoon - but then sometimes feel as if I could fall alseep standing up :)