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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!!
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    Re: i have cancer

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

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    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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    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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    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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    I was counting till I had a phone call in the middle of reading this, I think it is 6 people so far who have had someone with this cancer and once removed their lives were good.

    This must be so scary for you. I am just so glad surgury is sheduled soon for it to be gone.

    Hang in there honey and I am sending many many hugs and warm healing thoughts.

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    Nausea is NOT completely normal, especially if accompanied by vomiting. If you have a history of getting sick from the anesthesia, you can tell them and they can sometimes give you something with the original anesthesia to help, but since you haven't had surgery, you won't know this. Unfortunately, the stuff they add doesn't work for my mom, I can't say if it does for me as I have only had that one surgery. My mom's DOCTOR okay'ed a few jellybeans the night before. So you can check with yours, if you are even concerned, which you might not be.

    This is just information and I hope I didn't worry you or anything. Just make sure to follow the after-instructions too! Like I was feeling good and didn't take my pain meds because I didn't think i needed them...several hours later I woke up with HORRIBLE pain because the original drugs had worn off! Just follow the instructions on any meds you are given. I made sure when my sister had the same surgery as me that I woke her up every six hours and gave her her meds.

    Hang in there - you can do it!!!

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    Re: i have cancer

    yall have been giving me some wonderful words of incuragement. I am was cluless, but you have given me some idea of what to sortof expect. Here is my schedual so everyone will know, that way when i go missing people dont worry. 12/18 Fly from FL to Tx 12/19 appointment with dr and sergen, 12/20 sergey day. from there i dont know how long i will be in the hospital for. the dr back in texas has told me it all depens oh how well i deal with the ansthisa i could go home that evening or the next day. I do know i will have NO stiches, they are glueing me shut. threw phone conceletations the sergion said that with in about 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery it will just look like a scatch on my neck that will be about 1 to 1.5 in long. I am still very scared. but yall here have at least giveing me some hope that i will be ok. thanks and i will keep yall updated with everything.

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    *big hugs*

    My aunt went through the same thing - she is in perfect health now. We are all thinking of you!

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    Re: i have cancer

    My nan has had three thyroid ops for growths in her life (dont worry tho... it's partly because they werent very good 50 years ago!)

    She had her last op about 10-15 years ago when she was over 70, and she was still home within a week... and hospitals have changed so so much and techniques are so much better than even 15 years ago. her scar was massive because the tumor grew in and was huuuuuuuuge (like 8 or 9 llbs!)

    now she takes thyroxin every day, and is 87 in febrary, and still drives and goes dancing (love my nanna lol) sad thing is she might actually be healthier than me at the moment.... you wouldnt know there was anything ever wrong.

    Worst part for me is going to sleep... i HATE the canula thing coz they can never find a view in my hands... but really that's it. quick jab, count back slowly and you are asleep. next thing you know you are waking up all nice and warm and snuggly feeling like you've had the best night sleep of your life. Then if you are me you ask how the op went, and then get all upset coz your mom is a total woossie and has just passed out on the floor of the recovery room listening to the surgeon give his break down lol

    See if you can get bio oil or heavy vit E cream... works WONDERS on preventing scars, and reduces the risks of scars thickening.. talk to your doc about it, if only to double check how soon you can be using it!

    If you dont feel right, or have any concerns at all, dont feel like a menace.... ask every single quesiton you have. if you feel sick, or like the drugs arent working... bug those nurses.... it's their job after all


    OH- i just remembered my boss had her thyroid removed about a decade ago too.... and she's totally fine too now.... she says if you are going to be unlucky enough to get cancer, the thyroid is a good place to get it as it stays pretty well contained, is easily removed, and you can live without it with no real lifestyle changes other than the 2 pills 20 min before breakfast.

    you are going to be fine x


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    i am so sorry! xxx but since its caught earlier and like other said, once it is removed, it will be OK.

    all the best! sending you warm wishes and i wish there was more i could do!

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    Aww, I'm so sorry to hear that! But I'm also glad it's nothing fatal! I have to admit, when I read the title to your thread, I about freaked out. But, best wishes to you - I hope everything goes well, and is not painful to you.

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    Sorry for the bad news. It looks like many know of someone who has had this exact procedure. Just wanted to say that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Keep your chin up, better days are coming.

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    Just offering lots of kind thoughts and healing vibes.
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    Horrible news, but please don't give up. You have been given some really encouraging advice and I wish you all the best. Sending you masses of hugs and good thoughts, be strong.

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