Nov 08, 2010 - 11:21 pm
Hi everyone! My name is Miranda. I just had a TT on Nov. 1, 2010. I am having some trouble with breathing, ended up in the local E.R. due to this and on 2 inhalers now. I am coughing up lovely phlegm and it seems skin maybe. It is rather nasty but also alarming. I am concerned because it was a freak thing found at my yearly visit with my doctor. What started out as me gaining weight from the previous years drama. (ie- shattered ankle with 18 screws and 2 plates to fix, husband having kidney cancer, both kids sick with asthma issues a lot) I told him do not fuss at me too much because I know I have not been doing what I need to be doing. He looked at me and said Miranda, your throat is swollen. So he ordered an ultrasound of my throat and there it showed up dark spots. I then went to an ENT who put me on synthroid to suppress the growth. I did not like his answers so I made another apt to see a specialists. All my thyroid levels were WNL this whole time so I am sure they were thinking that it is nothing. Well this nothing turned out to be a whole lot of something, thyroid cancer. I was shocked to say the least because I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 5 1/2 year old who have already had to endure so much with my husbands kidney cancer and my broken leg and now this. This is just really getting to be too much. The Endo finally gets in to see me and he runs his battery of tests and they are all normal. I am telling ya, I have been more "normal" during this whole thing than all my life! They do 9 needle biopsies and they all come back positive for cancer but what kind is unsure. Scheduled with a new ENT who does a TT on Nov 1 and when I got my pathology report back, the lymph nodes that they took out, all 4 of them were positive for the papillary carcenoma. I go back to see my dr on Dec 6 and set up the I-131 treatments. How long do they last and how long can I not see my kids? How long til I will feel like myself again. Everyone keeps telling me that I will start getting cold, well, rest assured that I have not started yet. I ma so ready to be cool for a while. Just wondering what the standards were for this. This is a very scary feeling. As I told my doctors, husband and pretty much anyone who will listen, I never had a clue. I was never tired other than just what I thought was normal small kid and working full time exhaustion. Thanks for taking the time to read this and any help would be greatly appreciated!