May 18, 2011 - 11:27 pm
Hi All. I have just booked my surgery for around July 1st...had a tt in 2009, but no RAI. I asked for it, but was told I didn't need it. Thy ca is really strong in my family...2 sisters and 2 nephews with it. Also many siblings with nodules.
So I pushed and they did further testing, my last ultrasound in jan showed a cystic lymph node. biopsy confirmed it's cancer again. But, I am currently just finishing treatment for breast cancer...also was confirmed after lumpectomy in Jan.
So, the oncologist and surgeon talked and decided breast first, then thyroid.
Now, I am almost finished radiation for the breast cancer. I will get a right neck disction surgery, so they will cut from my existing scar up to under my ear on the right side.
The side effects can cause problem with my shoulder, or the usual problems like the first surgery...
I'm just so exhausted already...can't imagine having to go through this new surgery...
Don't know what to think anymore...
Sorry to vent...anyone that has had this surgery, can you please tell me how long before you went back to work, or were able to do normal stuff around the house,etc
I have 2 kids, summer is coming and I'm wondering if I can even plan a vacation this summer...
Any advise or info would be appreciated...take care all.