TT- June 14, 2013
RAI - August 29, 2013
PAPILLARY THYROID CARCINOMA, CONVENTIONAL TYPE WITH TALL CELLFEATURES, LEFT LOBE (1.3 CM) WITH MINIMAL EXTRATHYROIDAL EXTENSION TO MARGIN,NO ANGIOLYMPHATIC INVASION.B. ONE (1) LYMPH NODE, NO TUMOR PRESENT, ISTHMUS (0/1).C. PATHOLOGIC STAGE: pT3 N0.D. SLIGHT NODULAR HYPERPLASIA.
I was diagnosed, had the surgery. Recovery went extremely well. Went through LID and RAI. WBS was good. Everything went well in my estimation. About 2 weeks after RAI, (Sept 14) I woke up with a sore throat. I started coughing. I saw a PCP and she gave me cough medicine and said it was probably a virus. It's a month now and the sore throat gets better and it gets worse. There's a sharp feeling in the same place when I swallow. The "choking sensation" is getting worse as I progress. I often wonder what happens to that space where the thyroid used to be?
Anyway, I'm putting my foot down and seeing my PCP AGAIN for this on Thursday. I see the endo in a month. I've read a lot of threads about that "choking sensation". I'm just at my wits end with this wild THYCA ride we're on.
I don't think I can take anymore bad news.