Jun 01, 2011 - 3:51 am
I am 6 day's post-op from my total thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection. I had an aspiration biopsy last month that came back "suspicious" for cancer. The day following my surgery, the surgeon told me that my lymph nodes looked inflammed and that I did indeed appear to have cancer growing in my thyroid and lymph nodes. He decided to not restart me on my levothyroxine in anticipation of me needing treatment with radioactive iodine.
I am recovering from surgery well, but I am feeling more and more hypothyroid. I have no energy, fatigue easily and feel generally "sick". I expected that. What I didn't expect is this overwhelming anxiety that has crept up the last two nights. I couldn't sleep last night and tossed and turned, feeling mildly anxious. Tonight I went to bed hopeful as I did not nap all day. After about 30min of being in bed I became more and more anxious. I can't lie there. I can't hold still. I'm tense and feel this compelling need to rock and wiggle my legs. Restless leg? I don't know. My head and brain are sooooo tired, but my body won't settle down. Any thoughts.
My endocrinologists office called me today to schedule an appt to come in to see her. I presume it's to go over the pathology report. I am going at 9 am tomorrow. I need a sedative.