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6 days after surgery

Sunday, May 09, 2010


I wanted to take a minute to fill you in on all the stress in my life.
OK, so that GOITER of just over a year ago... well I had a car accident last Feb. and somehow that seems to be what sparked the changes. That is when my weight loss stopped and when gain started again no matter what exercise I have been doing or how carefully I watch my diet. When I went in this Feb. I was frustrated... my labs are "normal" I was .1 within the normal thyroid ranges of T3 and T3 and .3 into the normal of TSH. Sooo they said I was fine LOL... but we did the ultra sound again. The ultrasound showed that it was not just the cystic appearing goiter as before. So they ordered another Nuclear Thyroid scan. (The tech freaked out saying that they only do these no less than 10 yrs apart and he called to check to be sure he really was supposed to do it.) Last time it showed that my thyroid was fully functioning and this time was VERY different. It showed a "cold" tumor of 3.7cm x 2.4 cm. The surgeon said that he felt it was a 90% chance of being malignant. So we scheduled surgery.

Surgery happens and the surgeon and I had a whole lot of prayer going in. He said it was to be a 2-3 hr surgery! He was in out and I was in recovery in about 1 hr 15 min. He said it kind of "slipped" right out. He told me that 90% chance it was BENIGN at that point. He said it looked nothing like the labs said it should. The first day I was MISERABLE, I kept throwing up from the pain meds, but finally the fabulous nurse gave me a "beloved butt bullet" LOL and I felt better almost immediately! I finally could keep down fluids and recovery began.

I am feeling great and recovering well. We got word that the tumor is BENIGN so we can relax and know that I don't have to do surgery again! I still get worn out quickly and my thermostat is still messed up, I am hot, cold, freezing, warm, and once in a while just comfortable! I am still icing my neck on and off because as it swells it itches more and irritates the skin. SNEEZING and YAWNING are the worst things on Earth right now. I will see the surgeon next week and the endocrinologist the following week. I am on the road to feeling well again!

Hugs, Tina
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  • v BOONDOCK_FAN
    I am glad you are getting along great!
    2262 days ago
  • v TREATL
    Tina:

    I'm glad you are doing well. I think you handled the whole thing very well. I bet you'll soon be feeling much better. Best wishes and hugs to you!!

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    2268 days ago
  • v KMKILROY
    Glad to hear it was benign. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    2271 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Tina, so glad the tumor was benign! Glad ur doing well!!
    2271 days ago
  • v STAMPINTINA
    Thanks everyone for the support. I am starting to feel better one day at a time!
    2271 days ago
  • v MAKULEWAHINE
    What a journey: frightening, painful, frustrating, and finally hopeful. I am glad that you are on the road to recovery and hope that all those irritants subside soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to improve. Take care. And thanks for the update.
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    2271 days ago
  • v DEEISINNC
    Tina so glad that your news came back benign. THAT IS ONE LESS STRESSER. I know how you feel about the labs getting in order though. Mine are out of whack and I now have to keep an eye on them for the rest of my life and pray its a while before I develope hypothyroidism. I hope you have a speedy recover that tends to be more comfortable on a daily basis. Good luck and God Speed..
    2271 days ago
  • v GTKARLA
    You don't know me but I'm just wishing you well! emoticon
    2271 days ago
  • v URSULA125
    I'm so happy that you got this over with and it is benign! I pray that the rest of your healing is fast and tolerable.
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    2271 days ago
  • v PATSY142
    Congratulations on your successful surgery. I'm sure you are relieved that it is benign. Just remember this too will pass. I hope you heal fast.
    2271 days ago
  • v MARISSA3950
    i am so glad that everything went well for you,tina. good luck on your weight loss journey! you can do this! you are worth it! have a wonderful day!
    2271 days ago
  • v LKWQUILTER
    Tina, so glad that all went well. I am ashamed to say I didn't realize all that was going on with you. My dh had to have his thyroid removed too years ago and there is life without one. Just pay attention to your body and it will tell you almost immediately when you meds need to be changed. Also your body temp will regulate when they get your meds regulated. Good luck and be good to yourself. ((HUGS))
    2271 days ago
  • v DMURPH409
    Tina, I hope that you continue to recover well! Best of luck on your weight loss journey too. We're all behind you! You can do this!!
    2271 days ago
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