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Archives for October 2007
Hi everyone. I am 5 days post total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer. My right recurrent laryngeal nerve was damaged during surgery. Now I can hardly speak and I am having lots of trouble swallowing. Has anyone else been through this? I'm wondering if this is ever going to improve.
I forgot to mention, on day of scan, which took at least an hour........ they told me I had lots of uptake in my bowel & to drink Citrate & come back next day for repeat....... Scan turned out OK, but my TG was 5.1 (on thyrogen) so now I am freaking out & we wont do another blood test for 6 more weeks (without Thyrogen).…
Depression after thyroidectomy
Has anyone had severe depression after a thyroidectomy? It started immediately after surgery a year ago. Hard to break the cycle. Any tips for it other than more drugs? Also a breast cancer survivor. Thanks.
1 year later scan thyrogen or not?
I was diagnosed with papillary/follicular thyroid cancer in Sept of 2006 - total thyroidectomy and it spread to 3 of 6 lymphnodes taken out. Did the whole radioactive iodine nightmare and am due soon for the body scan and am wondering if thyrogen is a good thing to do or should I just go off the Synthroid? I want to make…
Thank you for your replies. I did GO back to the Dr in Sept. & because of my questions, the Dr ordered a throgen scan & thyroglobulin. Well, surprise, surprise! My thyroglobulin was always around. 0.6 & now is 5.1. UGH! He wants me to come back in 2 months for thyroglobulin without thyrogen. He said under 10 is not…
What are normal levels of Thyroxine (T4). I have been told that mine is 14.6 and that normal is anywhere from 5-12. Is this correct even with thyroid cancer patients? In 2/05 I had a total thryoid removal and later had radioactive iodine treatment. I was going to an endo, but was later told that my family doctor could…