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(Thyroid) Graduation Day!

I had my appointment with my endocrine surgeon yesterday and I received a wonderful surprise.  She does not want to see me again! It has been three years since my surgery.  In these past few years, my ultrasounds have shown … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Like Their “Cancer Doctors?”

I saw my endocrinologist for the last time on Tuesday. I had not seen him in over a year because of unemployment/insurance reasons. I was terrified to see him; I thought he would be mad at me. I was so … Continue reading

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Happy (belated) 1st Anniversary to Me!

A couple of weeks ago I had my first anniversary of the day I had my total thyroidectomy.  I did not write a post for that day because, as fate would have it, I was struck down with the flu, … Continue reading

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One Year Follow Up!

My endocrine surgeon says I’m still cancer free! My TSH levels are good, she is happy with my medication. She also says my thyroglobulin is undetectable, which is what they want. She did an ultrasound of my neck to check … Continue reading

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My Cancer Can Beat Up Your Cancer.

I’ve been thinking for a little bit about how thyroid cancer is considered a “good cancer.”  When I went in to have my thyroid biopsy, the doctor told me, “Sometimes these things do come back cancerous, but I don’t even … Continue reading

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My Follow Up with my Endocrinologist

My follow up with my endocrinologist was very ordinary.  He did not order an ultrasound, because I had an ultrasound three months ago.  He ordered some blood work to check my TSH levels, and he might change my prescription from … Continue reading

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Nine Month follow up tomorrow

Tomorrow is my nine month follow up, or my six month follow up after my radioactive iodine treatment.  I’m nervous, to be honest.  I think it’s partly because this is bringing back memories of when I went to see him … Continue reading

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“Swallow Again.”

It was a little over a year ago that I heard the words that would change my life.  I was at my doctor’s office for my annual physical.  She placed her hands on the base of my neck, near my … Continue reading

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So, September was Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month…

Oops. Anyway, I figure better late than never, even though this is not a cancer blog, as you can plainly see from the subtitle. Last December, I had a biopsy on my thyroid gland, specifically on a nodule on my … Continue reading

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Six Month Follow Up

I had my sixth month follow up on Thursday last week.  It’s been six months(!) since my surgery in February.  My surgeon wanted to see me so that she can make sure I am still cancer free. I had to … Continue reading

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