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11/30/11 1:20 P

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Welcome Jill!

Sounds like the hard part of thyroid cancer is behind you and you are ready to get back on track! It can be a little frustrating getting used to the synthetic hormone--mainly because if your dr. is like mine they deliberately prescribe at a level that keeps your metabolism a little lower than normal--however, after saying that--I'm here to say it's still doable to remain active and keep your weight within the norms! SparkPeople has been my personal diet and exercise coach for a few years now and I've been successful by sticking with their program.

Liz Whisler
Quad Cities, Iowa, U.S.A.

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11/30/11 11:35 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Jill, I'm 20 years old, and it's been a little over a month since I had my thyroid and several of the lymph nodes in my neck removed due to papillary cancer. Before my diagnosis I had lost about 40 pounds using Spark and was living on campus at college. I have since moved back home to deal with the surgery and radiation treatment. Without getting too into the boring details, I had been very inactive for about a month before surgery (no school or job), then I was in the hospital for a week after surgery because of calcium issues, came home for two days and then went back in for 3 because of a kidney infection. It only took a couple weeks for my TSH to get high enough for the RAI treatment, and I had my follow up scan yesterday that showed that everything is working as it should. I've been on synthroid for about a week and a half. I know that since all this began I have put some weight back on, and I am ready to get myself back on track. I'm so excited to have found a group of people who understand firsthand.

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