Aug 12, 2013 - 8:24 pm
My mother is actually my topic of concern. She was diagnosed a few years ago with thyroid cancer. We took out her thyroid and she underwent the iodine treatment. Cancer markers have been good since, but three months ago, she suffered a bowel perforation as a complication from a spinal fusion surgery. She was septic for two days before they found the perf. We fought a battle for the last three months with harsh antibiotics, several trips to the ER with colitis, a blood clot, and some other complications.
Long story short, her health has been very compromised lately. In a recent CT, a 4 mm nodule was found in her lower left lung. She did almost have pneumonia after her initial surgery that we suffered complications from, but I know this is a common recurrence site for thyroid cancer survivors. I have tried doing some research for stats on recurrences and treatments of those recurrences. Problem is, no case is quite like this. We haven't had the best of luck, so it is hard for me to remain positive. Any feedback/stats/reassurance I could get would be helpful.
Please help and thank you to all!!!!!