May 13, 2012 - 10:50 pm
I'm a recent thyroid cancer survivor. I had my surgery on 12/14/11, and my life hasn't been the same since. Though it was successful, it seems like everything else is in a tailspin now. On top on struggling with the stresses on an unhealthy relationship with my Mom, dealing with the fact the I just had my world flipped upside down by cancer, and life in general...I kind of feel like a big old trainwreck these days.
My levels are all fantastic, so good in fact that I don't need to be seen for another six months. I am suffering in the aftermath of this shit storm though, and can't find joy in anything these days. My engery comes and goes so easily, I'm moderately depressed, and ugh-do I have to mention the weight gain? I put on roughly 35lb since December and feel so uncomfortable in my own body. The best way to describe what it's like would be to say I've been invaded. Can anyone offer some encouragement as far as regaining your body back? I know my surgery wasn't too long ago...and that I need to be patient...but I'm kind of at the end of my rope. It's so frustrating. I've started therapy, but I figured this would be a great resource as well since we're all in the same thyroid-less boat.
Of course I know that there is another (deadly) alternative to what's happening to me...and everyone says that Thyroid Cancer is the best kind to get...but no one ever mentions the metabolic and psychological effects after a thyroidectomy. So...does anyone out there have some positivity for a gal like me? Thanks so much...
All the best,