My Thyroid Condition
My battle with follicular cancer of the thyroid gland
The news in brief – Still no all-clear on the thyroid cancer but surgery to remove a cataract appears to have been successful and I continue to lose weight which has resulted in my blood pressure returning to normal. The news in detail – My life continues to be a roller coaster ride with the latest downer being the results of my one year follow up scan for thyroid cancer. They have referred me for a CT scan on my facial bones and neck. What pushes my buttons about this is that they told the CT scan people more about my condition in a little referral slip than they have…
For a long time now I have been putting one foot in front of the other and plodding through life waiting for God to take me home. During that time I have withdrawn more and more until there was nothing left of me but an empty shell going through the motions. I didn’t interact with friends or family more than was unavoidable and I even unfriended one of my nieces and my sister when they upset me. I’ve gotten colder, harder, more and more emotionless and it all came to a head when clients began complaining about me. My bosses listened to the calls that were complained about, three in…
I have a couple more health issues to deal with but I'm doing good, better than you might expect really, thanks to God.
This entry covers the four months that have passed since I had surgery to remove my thyroid gland after being diagnosed with follicular cancer. I've included pictures of the scar that were taken one month and four months after surgery.
It's a week since I had my second surgery, a "completion thyroidectomy", to remove the rest of my thyroid gland. The removal of half my thyroid gland three weeks ago was not as painful as I expected it would be but I can't say the same this time.
I've never appreciated life and I've never wanted to be alive so I am feeling a bit confused to find myself agreeing to fight for my life now it looks like cancer might take it from me. I'm also finding the whole life or death thing is not as simple as I always expected it to be.
The test results on the lump in my right thyroid lobe have come back and I have follicular cancer of the thyroid gland.
It has been a week since I had my hemi-thyroidectomy. Here is a day by day running commentary on my recovery.
I have had my thyroid operation. They took half and now I have to wait for them to tell me if they will have to take the other half. This entry includes the facts as well as some ranting here and there about the way the medical professions treat us.
I have to present myself at hospital for the operation that will tell me whether I have cancer or not soon.