Dec 31, 2012 - 1:22 am
I am 51 years old and I just got my diagnosis results Fridayday. I go see the surgeon on Wednesday for a consult and to set up my thyroidectomy. I'm pretty sure that we caught it in the very early stage. My hormone levels are all in the normal range. I had some unexplained weight gain over the past 6 months and have been very exhausted so I asked my doctor to check my thyroid when I went in for my yearly physical. He noticed a lump in my throat and ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed punctate calcifications which in turn resulted in a biopsy. I searched the internet about what it could mean, so I was pretty much prepared for the diagnosis of papillary carcinoma. I am however concerned about the after treatment. What is involved in the radiation treatment, is it painful? Will I get sick? Do I need to take off work? I just like to know what to expect so that I can mentally prepare myself. Are there any specific questions that I should ask the surgeon about the TT procedure?