OK--I feel as I am all alone. I look over the forum and everything posted is dated years ago.
IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE???
I was diagnosed w/ thyroid cancer in 07. In May 09, I had a radical neck dissection. 80 lymph nodes removed along with 8 tumors. The incision starts behind my left ear (top) down the left side of my neck and part way up the right. Now I understand this was a difficult surgery. I have done all the therapy, physical therapy etc... Right now I am terribly frustrated. I feel like I have an ACE bandage wrapped around my throat. My head feels like a huge basketball. I am working on range of motion but it is painful but I keep doing everything that I am told. I am terribly dizzy--walls, the floors and I have become good friends. Being a dancer, I don't know where my body is at any given time. I am terribly fatigued. 3 hours is a good day. I have asked the doc what to expect and I have yet to get a definite answer. I realize that cancer doesn't play by the rules. This whole thing is alien to me. It has complicated my life. It is a parasite and I resent it. I know that it sounds like I am whinning but I have no one to ask. I am blessed with good friends (family of choice) but it is so difficult on them when I feel blue. I feel so out of control. I know that the normal that I once knew has become a different kind of normal. I need to know --is there anyone out there who is experiencing what I am experiencing? The date on this forum says December 1969--don't get it