Jul 04, 2005 - 1:14 am
I am home from my second surgery in a week for thyroid cancer. I have multi-tumor papillary carcinoma with follicular components. The surgeon removed my right lobe containing a 1.8 cm benign tumor and four smaller malignant tumors in the first surgery and then went back to remove the left lobe. I am awaiting the pathology results. I felt okay leaving the hospital but am now feeling pretty depressed. I am pretty uncomfortable and tired. I am also feeling very restless. Is this normal? I have also noticed some tingling and some very mild jerks (I am concerned about my calcium level at this point), I was 8.3 leaving the hospital. Does anyone have any tips for keeping my spirits up? My husband and three children have been wonderful. I feel guilty putting them through all of this.