In November 2012, I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. TT done on December 4th. Cancer was present in all lymph nodes removed during the surgery.
I have had quite a recovery, certainly not text book. Does cancer have a text book?
Anyway here are my questions:
1) I am still having a lot of trouble with my voice. I, like many here, need my voice to earn a living, as well, talking just wears me out. I get light headed, tingly from the over breathing I just do just to push enough air over my vocal cords to get words out. Further testing shows the right vocal cord is paralyzed. I have decided to have the Radiesse injection to temporarily help my issues. I had the videoscope this morning and surgery tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/15/2013.
Does anyone have any experience here? Am I being impatient?
2) I also would like to ask for some feedback for Thyrogen versus going hypo for initial RAI with metastasis in lymph nodes. I have pretty much concluded that I will go hypo because of the risks and undocumented certainties about recurrences using Thyrogen.
Assuming I go hypo, what is the protocol I should expect. I hear about Cytomel. What is that? What does it do?
3. Does anyone in the Kansas City area have a GREAT endo that they recommend? I am not necessarily unhappy with mine, he just does not seem to have the experience I would like to see him have specifically in this area. He did however, come highly recommended by my otolaryngologist.
Thanks to all who read and help this amazing community of cancer patients. It has been invaluable to my journey and finding my way through all the complex issues associated with Thyroid Cancer.
Edited January 14, 2013 at 11:50 pm