Mental challenges of living with thyroid cancer

Share information and tips for dealing with the mental challenges of living with thyroid cancer, and get emotional support from others who know what you're going through.


Volunteering my time... :)

  • By Justgeo1 · New reply 12:52 pm
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  • Ok it's official, I'm now part of the Thyca Person to Person network and will be helping newbies on a one on one basis as needed. I've also been asked to participate in other ways with the site ...

why does finding out it's stage III terrify me?

  • By dulchenea · New reply yesterday at 1:19 am
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  • Hi folks, You've been so supportive for various posts I've made, some started by me, some just commented by me, all just in the past few days since I discovered this site... and mostly, I feel really ...

Regretting treatment

  • By erin_lindon · New reply April 22, 2014
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  • As strange as it sounds, I regret doing my treatment. I feel as though it's a waste of time and I'm prolonging a life that needs to end. I don't feel any reason to continue living, and I don't care if ...

I am so lucky to possibly have thyroid cancer. REALLY?

  • By kriskris2 · New reply April 20, 2014
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  • I know I've seen similar discussions on here but today I am a little angry. I have only talked to a handful of my friends and family about what I am going through and so far the majority of them have ...

Surgery Postponed

  • By njnancymae · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • Hello my name is Nancy. For years I was so wiped out tired and achy that my doctors considered that I had Lupus. In fact they are still not sure if it is that or Fibromyalgia. FINALLY a friend referred ...

New endo

  • By annakathryn · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • After a disastrous experience with my original endocrinologist, I have changed to a new one. He was highly recommended, and I am pleased, so far. It is time for my one-year WBS, and today I met with the ...

Be aware! Who really knows about your case

  • By pbcusc · New reply April 12, 2014
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  • I posted this in reply to another member, but I thought it would be helpful to post it to many more of you to read. To all of you: Be aware that most endo assistants are not RNs! They are NOT qualified ...

Art to express all those emotions

  • By uandme · New reply April 9, 2014
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  • After my TT in 2007 and a recurrence in 2010, I told myself there was a reason for everything, and I must find what that reason was. What I discovered was a strength within myself I may not otherwise ...

Lots of questions and confusion

  • By sonyag · New reply April 7, 2014
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  • Hi Everyone, I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyca 2/19/13 after having right thyroid removed on 2/12/13. I had left side removed on 3/13/14 and then RAI on 5/9/13. I then had whole body scan on 5/18/13 ...

The Untold Truth About A Total Thyroidectomy and Cancer

  • By shannonwaller · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • This is my own journey with battling cancer and by any means not meant to scare or offend anyone, but to get my story out. As so many of you, I too was very unaware of the many causes of having your thyroid ...

FNA biopsy results and next steps.

  • By mgouelle · New reply April 2, 2014
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  • Topic isnt exactly right on as my post doesnt exactly fit in any of the options listed. I apologize for that. I wanted to hear what others thought about my plans. I want to know from people who have gone ...

Hundred days of a healthy habit -- Join in!

  • By emmaleah · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • Hi fellow thycans! Among the challenges I've found in experiencing a major illness are loss of healthy habits. Medically induced fatigue and out-of-whack thyroid hormones make stuff like weight gain ...

low white blood cell count/thyca

  • By kateecc · New reply March 27, 2014
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  • Hi, I am new to all of this and am awaiting TT in approx 6 weeks. I have a 4cm tumor on the left lobe and a 1.3cm on the right. My FNA was inconclusive due to blood contamination. I have a normal thyroid ...

Afraid of my dreams

  • By daphne5 · New reply March 27, 2014
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  • Might sound weird but I have a long history of dreams that tell me something and then... At times I am really afraid of my dreams but I cannot function without sleep - hypo has been my name for a while ...

Symbolic aspect of thyroid being where illness developed

  • By libbazeth · New reply March 26, 2014
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  • Hi All, just wanted to share some mindset shifts that helped me greatly as I approached and recovered from my hemithyroidectomy in January. It's been interesting and telling to notice what has worked ...

marriage issues since cancer

  • By gilly1225 · New reply March 19, 2014
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  • Hi everyone. This topic is mostly about cancer and how it effects marriage relationships. My husband is a wonderful person, very caring but he has a very hard time showing emotion and sometimes I need ...

Just new to this

  • By Alonedlc · New reply March 17, 2014
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  • It has been 2yrs since my thyroidectomy and my marriage has been on a downward spiral because of a low sex drive. My doctor has not regulated my meds every three months their being change due to levels ...

in my head. hypervigilence or something real

  • By mgouelle · New reply March 14, 2014
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  • I dont know about others but ever since I went to my endo and was told I have nodules on my thyroid I cant stop my mind attention from being glued to my neck. now Its like I can feel the nodules like ...

Why so anxious

  • By Megb22 · New reply March 11, 2014
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  • Hi, hope all are well. I am a thyroid cancer survivor and had a total thyroid removal along with lymph nodes. I had surgery a year and a half ago and have gone for strong radiation treatments. As of this ...

Thyroid Cancer has possibly returned

  • By JeffG2006 · New reply March 7, 2014
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  • I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer (follicular) in 1999, when I was 24. I had two surgeries to remove the cancer. I had what they told me was a partial lobectomy. Over the years I had routine ultrasounds ...

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