Aug 30, 2009 - 10:05 pm
Im 17 years old, I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer 2 years ago. Since then I've had 2 surgeries, 1 RAI treatment, 1 bioposy and that horrible low iodine diet. The doctors just informed me a couple weeks ago that I have to have surgery again in october, do another treatment and go from there. I feel like this is all my life revolves around now. I also hate pain, and sometimes I feel like i have no one to talk to because no one my age is going through this. Im in my graduating year of high school now and I actually want to do good. Last year in school my grades dropped because I could never fully think about school. Also I just seem to never be as happy as I use too. Do you think that my thyroid pills could be affecting me in a way? Also do you think I will ever be able to seperate thyroid cancer from my life, and after this surgery and treatment is it likely to go away? I'm just so tired of dealing with it.