Jun 02, 2013 - 2:41 pm
Diagnoised with Papillary Carcinoma (3wks ago). TT on May 28th along w/removal of some lymph nodes. One of my vocal nerves was damaged (can only talk a lil above a whisper), can this cause shortness of breath (out of breath if I do too much talking or walking)? I was told it was repaired during surgery. I am on 3000mg of Calcium (a day) and was given a Calcium IV before I was discharged along w/calciums pills. Does this mean my Parathyroids was damaged during surgery as well? I am experiencing shortness of breath and my talk is pretty much only above a whisper (family strains to hear me @ times). I also had some Lymph nodes removed, but the surgeon stated that he couldn't get the remaining lymph nodes behind the nerve in the back because it would've complicated the surgery? I go and see my Surgeon tomorrow (Mon. Jun 3 for f/u). Is this normal from a TT surgery, will this go away in time? Should I ask specific questions when I go to see my Surgeon for the f/u (will ask about the Parathyroids)? Thank you... This all so new and agreesive. Have not even started the RAI treatment yet? Has anyone went through these complications and were they fixed? Any insight would be greatly appreaciated.