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19th June 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

hi everyone, I heard from the Specialist today. I have a nodule on my thyroid which is over-active. He did refer me to the thyroid clinic last week but as yet I have not heard anything from them. He was not happy.
We discussed both the problems, three or three and a half parathyroids will need to come out. No other options.
Now the thyroid there are a few options for this one.
1. remove when doing the parathyroids
2. tablets for the rest of my life
3. watch and wait but that means check-ups in Adelaide.
4. try radio-active iodine treatment. Don't know if I like the sound of this with all my other problems.

I really like option no 1. as they will be in the region of the nodule on the thyroid.

He did tell me that my health should improve after the parathyroids are removed.

also I was told that if I do not have the P/T glands removed it will affect my heart. At this stage there is nothing wrong with my heart. Plus the problem of losing calcium will damage or kill my kidney function and I don't have much left anyway.

So now it just a waiting game. Main thing is to keep looking after me.
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LIBBYFITZ 7/4/2014 10:28AM

    Hi Wendy,
Thinking of you, seems like like option 1 is the way to go. So sorry you have more do deal with. emoticon emoticon

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CASEY128 6/22/2014 11:22PM

    Wendy, my thoughts are with you, I know that you will make the right decision. Good luck. Casey. emoticon

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GOANNA2 6/20/2014 9:31AM

    Wendy, seems that Option 1 seems to be the best
choice. You might as well remove all the thyroid
and then take Oroxine for the rest of your life. it
is true that hypo will be easier to treat. You will
be monitored with regular blood tests.
Think about all your options wisely. I am sorry
you have this extra problem to deal with as well.
That is good to know that you have a good heart.
Look after yourself. emoticon

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ARTJAC 6/20/2014 12:54AM


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SUSIEPH1 6/19/2014 2:43PM

    Wendy Darling ..I am so sorry you have to go through all this .. It's up to you my friend ..but, if it where me I would opt for the surgery .. They will be doing the P/T glands anyway might as well take the thyroid ..
Better on medication rather than additional tests along the track ..
You are such a fighter my friend .. All will be well I am sure .. Love you ..Susie xxx

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FELINEBETTER 6/19/2014 2:16PM

    Hi Wendy,
While the choice is yours to make, I wholeheartedly agree with you. If they remove the thyroid, under-active thyroid is much easier to treat. You will take tablets for the rest of your life, but that beats further fooling around with the over-active thyroid. In other words - if you don't have one - they know exactly what they are dealing with. Otherwise - it's more like a "let's try this" sort of game.

You've come through a lot and you're still doing great! Hang in there, Wendy. I'm right beside you!!!

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REGILIEH 6/19/2014 12:45PM

    Keeping you in my prayers!

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LIFE-FAITH 6/19/2014 12:35PM

    Wendy continue to take care of YOU... I had the radio-active iodine 20 years ago - I still have a few nodules in the thyroid gland, they used to make me come in for check ups often to make sure they did not change in size...after a few years - I stopped going. I do take synthroid for my thyroid every day and I do check my nodules for changes.

If you have to have surgery you might as well have the thyroid removed at the same time (just my opinion) sounds to me either way you will need to be on meds.

Best of wishes for you and speedy recovery!!
Will continue to pray for you.
Continue taking care of you emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 6/19/2014 9:41AM


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OPALMOON 6/19/2014 9:25AM

    Hi Wendy,
I think it is the simplest and most sensible to remove the thyroid or part involved (if that is an option) the same time as P/T. I had a nodule on my thyroid in 2001 and had the relevant half of it removed and I've been on thyroid medication since. That gets monitored with blood tests. I too wish you didn't have to go through all this, though with you needing the P/T glands out, I will keep praying for everything to go smoothly and your health to improve as a result.
Take care and yes, the main think is to keep looking after yourself.
Big hugs, Nattacia

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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2014 9:08AM

    ((((HUGS)))) OH Wendy, my heart sank reading your post. You definitely don't need more surgery, but looks like that's to be. **SIGH**

Wendy, I think option #1 honestly makes the most sense. Yes, it will mean thyroid tablets forever more (and I am in that boat, so I know the tought can be daunting, but you make it work. It surely beats other options.).

I agree, too, that your health will improve and further damage will be prevented if the para's are removed.

Sending you many prayers, my dear. Many.

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RDEE22 6/19/2014 8:22AM


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WDIPIM 6/19/2014 7:28AM

  God Bless

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