May 26, 2011 - 2:15 am
Hi I am 18 years old and on June of 2010 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I had my surgery in November of 2010 and my radiation treatment in December of 2010. It was a very emotional process before and and after the surgery. I had many lymph nodes removed along with a full thyroid removal. All of the lymph nodes were on my left side of my neck so the incision is from my left ear to the middle of my neck. The doctor who carried out my surgery did a excellent job and I am happy to now be cancer free.
However even though it have been 6 months I still have a lot of side effects some I have a feeling will never go alway. One of the side effects I am told will never go away it the numbness I have half way up the left side of my face to 1/4 of the way down my arm. It is something I will have to live with is what the doctors have told me. Some side effects I did have but have now subside are not being able to lift my left are and hair loss. If anyone is experiencing hair loss as I did I would suggest seeing a naturopath doctor. They can help to give you organic and healthy medication that will help control the hair loss. Some side effects that I occasionally get are dizziness or lightheaded, tingling in the finger tips and toes, heart pain and fatigue. I feel like I am on a never ending roller coaster of side effects but I am just happy I am still here.
If anyone has any suggestions to help with these side effects that would be great.