I have Papillary Thyroid Cancer. I am having a thyroidectomy next Thursday. First, I am relieved to learn that the cancer is not life-threatening. Now that I'm over the "c" word. I am scared to death about weight gain. I have always been thin, except for post partum periods, which I found to be extremely uncomfortable and depressing. I am terrified of gaining weight. I hate to sound vain, but I do not think I could handle being overweight. I am very active, exercise 5x/week and rarely sit down.
Please help, is there just one person out there who was an ideal weight before and maintained that afterward, or is every story one of weight gain and dispair??