Apr 17, 2004 - 6:14 pm
I was diagnosed with pappillary 2 years ago. I had a complete thyroidectomy and tumor removal. My doctor wanted me to have the 1-131 radiation 6 weeks after surgery. My insurance played around and I was not given the radiation for one solid year after my surgery.
I was told that they had to give me an unusually high dose of the radiation 1-131. One day later I was so weak and in pain that I could not walk.
Since then I have had to go to physical therapy, the chiropracter, and have lost my job. I have not been able to stand or walk for one solid year.
I have also put one over 100 pounds because they can not get my thryoid levels worked out right. They had switched me from 350micro grams of synthroid to armour.
I am also on Flexeril and Hydromorphone- lower-tabs for the pain. Nothings seems to work for the pain. When is this pain and not being able to walk going to let up for me? I can't take to much more of this!
What about disability? Have any of you applied for disability? If so, has anyone been able to qualify for it? I have been denied twice.
PS. I had tumors removed from my left breast about a month ago as well. (Feels as if I am getting another one...Geeze I don't want to go back to the doctor!!) -Always somthin.