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  • Forum Post: update from me Lolabean

    Hi everyone Hope you are all doing well. Thought I would pop by with some good news for a change, for me. I went for my results today from scan and Tg test. Scan was all clear and Tg11, in range so all is good. I had myself so convinced it was going to be bad, but that is just me and my way...
  • Forum Post: Re: Anxious about surgery next week

    Hi Gems2 All the best for next week. What type of neck dissection are you having? I was very anxious about surgery, it really consumed me in the end and I had to phone my doctor, he give me Diazepam for the last few days leading up to the surgery. This helped me loads and just one or two tablets...
  • Forum Post: I thought this week would be easier.

    Hi All Hope everyone is doing well. I am just having a wee down moment. I have my post RAI scans and blood tests this Friday and I thought this week would be easier to deal with. Its so much more emotional than I thought. I got thyrogen injections the last two days so I didn't have to come...
  • Forum Post: Re: Initial diagnosis

    Hi Pm2 I am glad you are feeling good about it all and thanks for the update. A 3 month wait, gosh when its pushing on your windpipe. Make sure they keep a close eye on that, hope its not effecting you at the moment. Your friends and family will be worried of course, but just make sure you look...
  • Forum Post: Re: Radioactive Iodine- Yes or no?

    Hi Powergrrl Firstly I would find out what your Tg level is. If the level is below 0.1 then you could pass on the RAI, I was told that if its below 0.1 then you do not need RAI. Unfortunately my Tg was 19 and I had extensive spread, so had no choice. There is a lot of debate now on over treatment...
  • Forum Post: Re: Pappillary Thyroid Cancer PT2

    Hi Filomena Don't worry too much, really, I will be open and honest with what happened to me here. For most people it will be nothing, you might get a sore throat or salivary glands might feel funny. I am just out from RAI on Monday there, was only in from Friday evening till Monday morning, they...
  • Forum Post: Re: Newly diagnosed son

    Hi No worries at all, its good to ask questions. I only had one side done, as ChelleT says, you don't remember much after you come round, the surgeon had said he was going to go further up the left side when I was a asleep to make sure, but he must of thought it wasn't needed. The path report...
  • Blog Post: Choosing your treatment and care - colon and rectal cancer

    When it comes to how cancer will be treated, and where you will receive that treatment, you have the right to choose. You might worry that you don’t have enough information to make that choice. What are your treatment options? How are they given and what are the possible side effects? What are...
  • Forum Post: Home Again

    Hi Guys, just to let you know I'm back home again after my TT and central neck dissection. Went in on wednesday and came out saturday evening. My stay was a bit longer because I ended up in recovery for 6 hours because the anaesthesia put me into tachycardia (he was warned!) and I was pretty sick...
  • Forum Post: More Loss of Control

    I could really use a bit of positive spin folks. I'm being given the run-around by my health authority and I'm so upset and angry. I had a biopsy, CT scan and two visits with the consultant at my local hospital and assumed I would be having my TT there. I found out on the last visit that the...
  • Forum Post: Re: Our experiences of RAI in different hospitals

    Hi all I had RAI in Queen Alexandra in Portsmouth 8 weeks ago if anybody wants to know what to expect from your visit please feel free to message me as before i went i wasn't given much information about what would happen and i know i would off felt a lot more at ease if i had spoke to somebody...
  • Blog Post: The Supporting Patient Choice project – we need your help!

    Choosing the best hospital to begin your treatment can create all sorts of questions; which will offer the best care and support? Where has a better car parking area? What hospital has the highest level of cleanliness? How wonderful would it be if you could compare hospitals based on those questions...
  • Forum Post: RAI and young children

    Hi, I'm new and very glad to have found this group as everything I've read online so far seems to be American, and quite out of date. It's good to read about real experiences of thyroid cancer. I'm due to have RAI in early January, and so am preparing to be away from my very young...
  • Forum Post: Re: Hi

    Thanks for this Barbaral. I'll now go to sleep thinking I'm definitely a small, light woman! Actually I hope I will be by the time I've got all this sorted out. I'm reassured and I've had to set an alarm on my phone to make me remember to take the second dose - mornings are fine,...
  • Forum Post: Re: Hi

    I met my oncologist for the first time yesterday. Not only did he give me the results from the biopsy of the completion thyroidectomy I had on Monday (yes, just 4 days earlier) which showed that there were other nodules in the left hand side that could well have become cancerous over time if left in...
  • Blog Post: Unreasonably upset when Medics call me "his girlfriend"!

    Why does this happen? Probably because I am 45 and my beloved partner P is 54. We have been together for a wonderful 25 years and never married because we didn't think we could love each other any more if we had a licence. It never bothered me before, not being married, I would just introduce P as...
  • Blog Post: Care In The Hospital

    My Mother has been in Broomfield hospital Chelmsford for a month now and during this time I have had to repeatedly complaint to the point I am now friends with the cheif exec's assist lol. I have had to complain about the care levels the treatment, why they dont explain anything to us and think they...
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