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    i went to the dr a few days before thanksgiving and they ran a buch of tests on my thyroid and did a biopsi of a lump on it. New dr means new test. I was not concerened at all becuase i have have had the lump sence i was 8 or 9 and my thyroid has not worked right sence about then too. I alrady take thyroid pills every day. about ever 2 or 3 years the dr decides to polk and prod at it. Well Friday i get a call from the dr to come in today and so i am still not worried. I get in there this morning and i get told i have cancer and i have to have my thyrod removed. sergery is scheduled Dec 20th back home in texas.

    I am so scared i have never had surgery before, the most i have ever had is my wisdom teeth out. for the past 45 min i have ben crying uncontrolably. I dont know what to do,or more over what i need to do right now.

    If any one has ever had anything remotly simylare please let me know, so i will have some clue about whats going on. Please i am so scared.

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    Re: i have cancer

    oh no, that is terrible news! but i know you are a fighter, so don't give in!

    i had a friend in grad school who had her thyroid removed because of cancer, and she showed no ill effects. she was living a fun and good life!

    i will certainly keep you in my prayers, and i'll have the flock send lots of good energy your way!!
    rip percy, isabella, and little oliver. i will never forget you...


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    How scary! So once they remove it will it be gone? Best of luck!

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    Re: i have cancer

    My sister had thyroid cancer. She had it removed and hasn't had any problems since. It's not typically fatal, so don't be too freaked out. She has to take thyroid pills for the rest of her life, but they aren't expensive. Hang in there! It'll be okay. This surgery will hopefully solve the problem and you won't have to worry about cancer again.

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    I'm sorry for the bad news It must be scary...
    I haven't had a similar situation moomoo but I am keeping you in my thoughts!
    You will come out of this alright.








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    My sister in law had thyroid cancer, they removed her entire thyroid and did radiation treatment to kill any cells that might not have been removed. That was 2 years ago and she is cancer free today. I will say some prayers for you - I know you're strong and will fight this cancer!

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    I don't have any experience with this but I wanted to let you know that I'll be praying for you.

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    Re: i have cancer

    My grandmother had thyroid cancer also - she had her thyroid removed and has been fine ever since. I don't think she even needed radiation. That was going on at least 5 years, but probably closer to 10!

    I had knee surgery, which I know isn't the same, but they will do some pre-op stuff where you go in and get some blood drawn. Then you'll go in the day of your appointment (maybe before since mine was outpatient) and they'll have you put on a gown (yes you have to be naked for the surgery under the gown) and then they will bring you down to the operating room and give you anethesia...you won't ever see your doctor, you'll be asleep in no time and then you will wake up in the recovery room. After you spend some time there they will bring you to your room and you will have to recover there. I don't know what the recouperation time is for thyroid surgery. For me I had to get up out of bed, eat something, and pee on my own before they would let me go home. Oh and i couldn't puke...if I did they made me stay (as it turns out anesthesia makes me puke), You can ask your family if they have ever had adverse reactions to anesthesia and if so I would suggest eating a few jellybeans the night before the surgery - my mom always gets sick from anesthesia and she swears the jellybeans staves it off.

    Anyhow, try your best to stay calm - find out as much info as you can that will help relax your mind, and make it through. Best of luck to you....

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    Re: i have cancer

    It least everyone who knows people with this type of cancer all say that the people are just fine now, thank goodness for that! I too would be like you, cry first, then worry and after that if your like everyone else here you will be just fine. Do they know when your surgery is? I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers...
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    Yup, I had an aunt who also had her thyroid removed for the same reason. She is fine, with no complications!

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    I know it is shocking, but you have to try to stay positive (it is truly the best medicine). It seems like a good thing you switched doctors, if you hadn't then you would have just stayed on your meds (if I read that right?) and this way it was caught. That is awesome!

    Medical issues are no fun, but you can do it! My mother and sister have had multiple types of cancers (mother had a double mastectomy last Dec.). While my sister was getting her treatments she used to read to the kids that were getting their chemo. It passed her time and helped out the little dudes in there too.

    Try to take it one day at a time. Sending thoughts your way.

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    Hugs!!! My grandma also had thyroid cancer several years ago and once removed, she recovered quickly.

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    Re: i have cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by BridgeyRoo View Post
    My grandmother had thyroid cancer also - she had her thyroid removed and has been fine ever since. I don't think she even needed radiation. That was going on at least 5 years, but probably closer to 10!

    I had knee surgery, which I know isn't the same, but they will do some pre-op stuff where you go in and get some blood drawn. Then you'll go in the day of your appointment (maybe before since mine was outpatient) and they'll have you put on a gown (yes you have to be naked for the surgery under the gown) and then they will bring you down to the operating room and give you anethesia...you won't ever see your doctor, you'll be asleep in no time and then you will wake up in the recovery room. After you spend some time there they will bring you to your room and you will have to recover there. I don't know what the recouperation time is for thyroid surgery. For me I had to get up out of bed, eat something, and pee on my own before they would let me go home. Oh and i couldn't puke...if I did they made me stay (as it turns out anesthesia makes me puke), You can ask your family if they have ever had adverse reactions to anesthesia and if so I would suggest eating a few jellybeans the night before the surgery - my mom always gets sick from anesthesia and she swears the jellybeans staves it off.

    Anyhow, try your best to stay calm - find out as much info as you can that will help relax your mind, and make it through. Best of luck to you....


    No - no- no - no- there's a reason that they make you fast before a surgery. It is BECAUSE of the nausea associated with the anethstetics. If you are just coming out of it, and you have food in your stomach, you could puke it and then aspirate/choke on it. I don't care if it's just a few jellybeans, it's really not worth it. Just follow their instructions, and you'll be fine. Nausea is completely normal after surgery.


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    I know it's terribly scary but I'm sure you'll be fine!
    It sounds like you are in good hands there. Keep you chin up.
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    Re: i have cancer

    I don't have any experiences with cancer but I have had a number of surgeries in my life, and as far as that part goes, don't worry, doctors are very skilled these days (thanks to all the money they spend in medical school). I'm sure you will be in the best of hands and that the surgery will go smoothly. Positive thinking is one of the best healers out there.

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