Mar 19, 2012 - 3:02 pm
i was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on march 8th, had the thyroid removed on the 13th and went to an endocrinologist today. they are still awaiting the pathology (due wednesday) but the treatment plan for this sounds as bad as having cancer. i am being told they put me in hypothyroid state which takes about 6 weeks then depending on pathology, i have a radioactive procedure then they play with getting my levels back to where they need to be which could take months. side effects like weight gain (and it appears the weight gain is significant), fatigue, depression, etc are common. is there another option out there besides this? i am a slim 57 year old, professional speaker who was traveling over 100K miles a year who will now be out of work since i will not be allowed to travel for awhile.
i am horrified. any help here would be appreciated.