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Sep 28, 2008 - 1 comments

is a better day.  I still have the symptom but there is nothing much I can really do about the throat fullness and shortness of breath until I get in to see the ENT and get the pft done.

Problem is I just got a promotion and transfer at the hospital and I am the only me.  No one to cover my work yet.  And I am learning and trying to get my routine down before I trust taking a day off and leaving it to someone else.  Not that I am putting my health on the back burner but I have had this problem for nearly a year now and what is a few more months?

The only thing that scares me is the tsh going up and down so much.  one day it was 2.2 a month later it was 20.0  then we check again mid october.  From what I understand the thyroglobin is the reccurance indicator and I wonder why my doc hasnt checked that out?  

This morning I got my prilosec out of its container and held it up looking at it I actually laughed out loud as I popped it in my mouth almost like im taking an empty pill full of nothing but air as it hasnt changed my symptom not even a little.  I like to remain hopeful that by taking it every day I will one day wake up and not feel like someone has there hands wrapped around my neck..  

I need to remember to have a sense of humor and be positive too.  I know when I start getting all pessimistic it radiates in everything I do.  I am normally the happy go lucky mom sweet to everyone at work but I feel like my medical issues at age 24 have chewed me up and spit me out.

still no word

Sep 23, 2008 - 0 comments

from the doctor so more waiting to see when I have my ct and us..

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thyroid cancer

Sep 21, 2008 - 3 comments

Thyroid Cancer




spread to trachea?


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I am just ready to throw my hands up in the air and give up.  I was dx with hypothyroidism in jan or feb of 08 then hashimotos then a nodule then cancer  surgery for a total thyroidectomy by may RAI in June and here I am still with the horrible symptom that made me so persistant in the first place.  Since about january I have had a feeling like someone was holding there index and middle finger and firmly pressing on my trachea area it does not worsten or get better with anything.  it has stayed the same since I felt it.  So I went to my pcp yesterday and he told me that there was uptake in my whole body scan(after rai) in that precise area but a little to the left.  the nuc med dr and my endo told me this was nothing to worry about its normal to have uptake there bla bla  okay but what is this symptom?  My pcp is now ordering oodles of tests and consulting with my endocrinologist, surgeon and having me see an ent.  and get a pulmonary funtion test.  I am just sooo tired of this!  I am ready to just live with the symptom and ignoring the drs.  The last time they helped me I was told this is an easy cancer and the rai treatment was possibly the most ill I have ever felt I threw up for three days in the hospital and an array of many other symptoms.  i am honestly afraid if I do all the tests we will find something else and I just dont want to hear it!   I hope this all just goes away:(

sick of this!

Aug 21, 2008 - 0 comments

just sick and tired of my symptoms and ongoing medical problems I am way to young for this!

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