Jan 14, 2012 - 5:28 pm
Hi, I hope someone can shed some light who's at the end of their therapy on my topic and give me a bit of hope.
I'm 34, married to a Naval Officer and I have 2 small kids. I found out my nodule was suspicious of papillary carcinoma right after Thanksgiving of last year. Had my first surgery on the 13th of December when the Doctor said my nodule was benign. Two days later, I found out it was malignant, so I scheduled my second surgery for the 10th of January. They took out the rest of my thyroid on Tuesday and the recovery has been more difficult than the first surgery. I'm a very active person. I've gone from running 8 miles a day and taking care of my husband and kids to being exhausted because I washed my hair. I'm frustrated that doing such a simple task wipes me out as much as it does.
I'm hoping that someone who has gone through this can relate to my journey and give me some guidance. I have my radioactive iodine scheduled for the 9th of February. I'm hoping that after I recover from the iodine and give myself time to heal, that i will be close to normal. Maybe not running 8 miles a day but at least being able to take care of my family and be able to pick up the load when my husband is on deployments.
I'm very disappointed in myself though I know this is not my fault. I feel as if Ive let my kids down. My son is 4 and my daughter will be two in February. I am my own worst critic and demand more from myself. I know that's something that will have to change in order to heal.
So any input from anyone would be greatly appreciated.