cataract surgery

  • By Justgeo1 · Posted yesterday at 9:15 pm
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  • Not directly thyca related, but I have my left eye surgery date. I'm getting that done on 4/30/14 with a followup the next day. I'm pretty happy to be getting this and I'm told I can ditch my glasses ...

St. Louis, Saturday, April 26, Free Workshop for Thyroid Cancer Survivors

  • By CherryW · Posted yesterday at 7:52 pm
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  • Dear Friends, The complete program schedule for the Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop, this Saturday, April 26, in St. Louis, Missouri, is now on, as well as below. This event is ...

Proper way to administer ventilation to neck breathers

  • By dribrook · Posted yesterday at 12:06 pm
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  • Neck breathers are at a high risk of getting inadequate therapy when seeking urgent medical care or anaesthesia. I experienced this when I needed urgent care when I was administered oxygen to my nose ...

Making Plans for LID

  • By pnwlinda · Posted yesterday at 11:36 am
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  • I seem to have gotten back a little energy and am making plans for the LID in 2 weeks. I'm a diabetic, type 2, and need to get back on my low carb diet. Since I haven't felt well I've been buying a lot ...

Post TT

  • By hb742 · Posted yesterday at 10:01 am
  • 5 replies
  • I cannot believe how good I feel!!! My TT was on Good Friday, April 18th. Yesterday, My husband and I did something different. We walked to Pizza Hut for dinner, 2 miles total. He was more nervous than ...


  • By CrazyHarry · Posted yesterday at 8:19 am
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  • Had my TT and right and central neck dissection a week ago. Yesterday, I returned to the doctor to had the drain removed. This is the one that went from my ear to my chest. Most painful thing I've ever ...


  • By Brokenbutterfly · Posted April 21, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Need help on how to increase my meds !!! TT on 19FEB14 and RAI 24MAR14, have been on 100mcg Levothroxine since TT, now my edo wants me to take 150mcg on the weekends ( so extra 50mcg each day ) the first ...

pregnant two weeks post RAI

  • By panneo · Posted April 20, 2014
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  • Pregnancy test negative one week prior to RAI on 4/3. Received RAI on 4/11. Today on 4/20, one week post RAI, I'm pregnant. I had a dose of 10 mCi for hyperthyroidism. I want to be happy but im worried ...

Just Survived Partial Thyroidectomy

  • By agumako · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • As of this writing, I am still in the hospital recovering. I had my surgery on the Friday, Apr 18th at around 1:30 pm and I was awake by 4:15pm. It's Easter and Im feeling much better. I still feel tired ...

Surgery done.

  • By bigdipper69 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi everyone, just wanted to update everything.. I drive semi locally deliver eggs back in October while shaving I noticed a lump went in for ultrasound and came back non toxic goiter, went in for uptake ...

Monday is coming quick!

  • By mynewday · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • This is my first time posting...Monday is my surgery, which is high risk because of all my complications... I am not sleeping well and I keep thinking "just don't take me from my daughter Lord" being ...

New Diagnosis

  • By Nedevan · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Hello Everyone- I am Ned. I am 51 and was diagnosed a few days ago. I had a FNB for two nodules, one of which looked suspicious. It is positive for Papilocarcinoma with tall cell variant. It measures ...

Don't Want To Do Anything

  • By pnwlinda · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I was thinking this morning that my house in beginning to show the lack of care lately. I've been dealing with medical stuff for the last 6 months and have not really wanted to do much. I've been tired ...

Weird, my TSH down instead of up as T4 comes down

  • By mblzzy · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • 3/5/14 Lab results: T4 = 2.1 TSH = 0.02 3/6/14 Physicians instruction: My endo wants the TSH adjusted in (0.1 - 0.5). Then my pharm Dr. reduced Levothyroxine dose from 125 to 116 and had me do lab in ...

ThyCa News: Santa Clara University Rowers, E-Mails, More

  • By TEngle · Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Dear Friends, Here are a few articles from our next newsletter. The complete issue will be posted on We invite you to forward this newsletter to others. Help other people learn the latest ...

pregnant when diagnosed

  • By kate166 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hi I am new here I am currently 34 weeks pregnant tomorrow and was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer when I was 14 weeks pregnant. My nodule was discovered early in my pregnancy at 6 weeks and biopsy ...

inflamed salivary glands

  • By DotD · Posted April 16, 2014
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  • It has been 4 mos. since my RAI, and my current problem is inflamed salivary glands on the left side. Primary Dr. put me on an arthritis med. 2 days ago and it is getting better. All my joints seem to ...

Action Plan

  • By pnwlinda · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I met with my doctor yesterday to talk about the plan leading up to the RAI. She was very encouraging again. I go on Cytomel for 2 weeks and then start low Iodine diet for 2 weeks. We discussed Thyrogen ...

Glimpse at New ATA Guidelines

  • By Euphemia · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • 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 April 16, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • 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 ...

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