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Just got diagnosed with Papilary thyroid cancer - what should I expect...How long is recovery after surgery?

Tinysierra98
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Joined: Sep 2020

Last week, I was diagnosed with Papilary thyroid cancer, and I have a mass on my thyroid, the size of a ping pong ball. I am scheduled to have a complete removal of my thyroid on the 14th of September.  I have always been very healthy, and this has been a complete shock. I started doing some research, but I wanted to chat with someone that has gone through this. I have two little girls that just started online learning, because of this pandemic, and I don't really have a good idea how long recovery time will be. My regular doctor said 6-8 weeks, my surgeon says I'll be fine in a week... which is true??? 

Miles' mom
Posts: 6
Joined: Jun 2019

Hi there. I had my thyroid removed in 2018 for the same reason. Recovery was quick, No complications. I was 50 --always very active and healthy. 

However--I was told, straight up, by my surgeon that this cancer likes to bounce around. It did. Hopefully this doesn't happen to you. One and done! My advice would be to have support and prepare mentally also. Most of all cling to Jesus. He is with you in this. I will be praying for you on Sept 14.!!

geo26
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2020

Hello! Thinking of you! Tomorrow is my one year anniversary since having a total thyroidectomy for the same issue. My recovery was quick. I took two weeks off from work but could have gone back after 1. The second week was nice in terms of recovering emotionally from everything that happened. 

 

Hope this helps!

Miles' mom
Posts: 6
Joined: Jun 2019

Checking in. Did you have your surgery? How are you doing??

Heather97415
Posts: 1
Joined: Oct 2020

Hi,

 

I just had full thyroidectomy 10/6 and the pathology report came back showing papillary cancer. Found out yesterday, 10/13. I also had a parathyroid gland removed which has led to some complications with calcium levels. 

I'm off work for what will be almost two weeks, and I'm thankful because now I'm mentally processing all this. Hope the original poster is recovering well.

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