Glimpse at New ATA Guidelines

  • By Euphemia · Posted 9:37 am
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  • Hello. A friend forwarded me some information about the new ATA guidelines, gleaned from a talk they attended from Dr. Wartofsky, one of the authors. The guidelines are due to come out this summer and ...


  • By CrazyHarry · Posted 12:58 am
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  • After spending the last 6 weeks fretting about worrying about my TT mad neck dissection, it happened today! It took 5 hours, which I slept through. :) Then 6 hours in recovery because they couldn't find ...

T3 Update

  • By SaranaDD · Posted yesterday at 11:13 pm
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  • Not much to say but have been wanting to post an update to my T3/T4 combo treatment as an FYI. Not much to say because nothing has changed here in "good ole" ultra conservative Monroe County in Upstate ...

I have an appt. with my Endo

  • By Lisa_Annette · Posted yesterday at 9:43 pm
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  • I am sort of an imposter here, in that, cancer is thankfully, not an issue for me. I did have a total ablation 11 years ago because of Grave's/Hashimoto's. anyway, my next appt. is in a few weeks; my ...

Still in shock

  • By Mariposa83 · Posted yesterday at 9:01 pm
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  • My name is Christie and I am new here to this group, or any online support group at that. I am a full-time business student and a mother of four children, two of which are disabled. I have spent all of ...

Day 8 Post TT :)

  • By F_as_in_Farrah · Posted yesterday at 8:18 pm
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  • Today was my first post op visit. It's been 8 days since my total thyroidectomy and I'm feeling great. I can move my neck from side to side and I have more energy now than I did before the surgery. I ...

Surprise Biopsy

  • By ThyMander · Posted yesterday at 4:07 pm
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  • Well today I went to the hospital for what I thought was just a regular ultrasound of my thyroid (it'd be my second one). Next Wednesday is supposed to be the biopsy. My Mom got a phone a week or two ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted yesterday at 3:22 pm
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

TTon Friday, 4/18

  • By hb742 · Posted yesterday at 9:05 am
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  • I am a CNA at a local nursing home. The temperature on our unit averages about 78 degrees F. I have always been a heavy sweater . The sweat pours down my body like an all day rain. My hair usually gets ...

The journey to cancer free continues

  • By Aquaholic_bee · Posted yesterday at 6:30 am
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  • Had my second surgery yesterday to remove the rest of my thyroid. Going to start synthroid this morning and get on with my life. Strangely this one hurt less than last time. I'm also speaking better but ...


  • By Reginaqueen · Posted April 14, 2014
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  • On April 21 I have my thyroid remove I nervous and dont know what to expect how long will it be before im able to work again and do the tthings I use too ...

the day

  • By canyonwife · Posted April 14, 2014
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  • Today is a Monday like any other Monday.Cept today is the day me and my partner see the Doc to find out what the game plan is..finally some concrete answers..even if its just a course of action and then ...

1 Year since TT and still having issues

  • By eilo311 · Posted April 14, 2014
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  • My TT was on 3/18/13, RAI on 4/11/13, Second surgery on 7/19/13 two new tumors and 5 out of 9 lymph nodes had cancer. My memory stinks, I have chest pains all the time, my body aches, I take random naps ...

Heartburn and sore intestines after rai

  • By dgtldever · Posted April 12, 2014
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  • Had rai two weeks ago and have begun to experience lots of soreness in lower esophagus, stomach and intestines. Have bouts of nausea, too. Anyone experience this? Could this be a side effect to the rai ...

Program schedule for April 19 workshop in Maryland now on

  • By CherryW · Posted April 11, 2014
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  • If you’re near or in Maryland: The complete program schedule for the Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop is now at More details and transportation directions ...

An Ode to my Lymph Node

  • By shenandoah519 · Posted April 10, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • This was written to make you smile. Laughter IS the best medicine! Bye, bye my dear sweet lymph nodes you did not serve me well For 50 years we were inseparable but then it turned to hell Why did you ...


  • By lindacole · Posted April 10, 2014
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  • Just wondering why we willingly take radio active isotopes for treatment of something that was caused by radiation? I had my thyroid removed 9 cm of P cancer I suspect it was caused by a number of head ...

Dexterity Issues

  • By fritze1 · Posted April 10, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi all - I have really appreciated this board over the past 6 months. Thyca diagnosis in November, TT in February, and RAI/WBS last week. I am finally on Synthroid as of last Friday and every day gets ...


  • By Jodi_L · Posted April 9, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Am I the only one that feels embarrassed at times about having ThyCa? I don't know what it is, but sometimes I feel Ok talking about it with people and other times I feel totally embarrassed. How do I ...

TT Day 2 Post Op: emotional rollercoaster

  • By F_as_in_Farrah · Posted April 9, 2014
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  • As I embark on the closing of Day 2 post TT..I can't help but feel like there is a long road ahead. I woke up at 5am after a 7hr uninterrupted sleep (amaze balls) for a second I forgot what happened to ...

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