Everything there is to know about thyroid cancer Thyroid Cancer Awareness - There is no good cancer Poster design, Mary Anne Pennington, 2014 Sources: UCSF Medical Center, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, University of Maryland Medical Center
This is a site to share information, experiences and truths about Life After Thyroidectomy. It is not meant to replace the advice of a Dr. but it's great place to come, share your experiences and get some great tips and advice on coping. Note: Always follow the advice of your physician and take any recommended medications as prescribed.
Having your thyroid removed due to cancer or autoimmune disease demands a life long regime of medication. With this, there are side effects that prevent you from ever feeling like your normal self ever again: fatigue, depression, weight gain, mood swings, aches and pain, memory loss, hair loss, etc. Just because it's treatable doesn't mean you're cured!
Love these! I used to get the funniest looks when people first saw me after my 2 surgeries. The question "what happened" left me wondering if I should tell the truth or make up some crazy story like these. :)