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Sun, Jul 5 7:41pm · Thyroid Cancer Group: Introduce yourself and connect with others in Thyroid Cancer

I got the first Thyrogen injection when they first came out. Had a few more as the years went on. Never had a reaction. My Dr told me if I didn’t have the new injection , it would feel like you were a slug. I really feel for you to have to go thru that.

Sat, Jun 13 9:03pm · Thyroid Cancer Group: Introduce yourself and connect with others in Thyroid Cancer

I had X-ray treatments when I was 11 at Children’s Memorial Hospital. They didn’t know in those days it was dangerous. I had a growth on my neck which they did surgery on. Then the radiation treatments. When I was in my 20’s they notified me I might get thyroid cancer from it. I always watched it and sure enough I got it when I was 58. I am now 78. I am in good health except for the tumors that I have. I am getting an MRI every year to see if they are growing.

Thu, Jun 11 4:34pm · Thyroid Cancer Group: Introduce yourself and connect with others in Thyroid Cancer

I had 2 surgeries on my thyroid 19 years ago. One hospital wanted me to keep my thyroid. The other wanted all removed. I selected the Dr who wanted it all removed. They transplanted my parathyroid gland somewhere in a muscle. I never had to have chemo or anything. I still go for untra sounds every 3 years. Mine was papillary and fullicuarl mixed. I got mine from radiation treatments as a child. I also have 3 meningiomas (tumors) in my brain from the radiation also. Had a craniotomy for one of them. I went to Mayo for another opinion on my tumors. After other opinions I found them to be the most knowledgeable. So maybe not my thyroid this time But my tumors could grow at anytime. So I certainly understand your feelings. Just put yourself in their hands. I wish for you the best.

Wed, Apr 22 3:59pm · Should I remove other half of my thyroid in order to do Tg bloodtest? in Thyroid Cancer

I had the first surgery and they found a small cancer. They wanted to wait and see if the cancer returned. One hospital wanted that. Went for second opinion and they wanted to remove all of the thyroid. I went for the second surgery and never had to worry about cancer returning. My second surgery was done by a surgeon who did rentries 8 times a month. It actually was a more painless surgery the second time. Never had a problem afterwards

Thu, Jan 16 7:34pm · What to do when in SVT (supraventricular tachycardia)? in Heart & Blood Health

I had SVT . Best thing I ever did was have the ablation. Didn't have to be on blood thinner.

Sat, Jan 11 5:53pm · What to do when in SVT (supraventricular tachycardia)? in Heart & Blood Health

The best thing I did was to have the ablation about 15 years ago. It worked and never had it again. Tired of going to hospital and have them stop my heart and then restart it .

Dec 27, 2019 · Thyroid Cancer Group: Introduce yourself and connect with others in Thyroid Cancer

Hi Jane,
I was in a children's hospital in Chicago when I was 11 years old. I am now 77. They use to give xray treatments for a growth on my neck. When I was 25 they notified me that I may get thyroid cancer and to watch it. I got Thyroid cancer when I was in my 60's. I have since had brain tumors and had surgery for one of them. They are meningiomas. The doctors at Mayo feel they are related to the radiation I had. I didn't have any allergies with the incision.

Dec 24, 2019 · Thyroid Cancer Group: Introduce yourself and connect with others in Thyroid Cancer

I had 2 surgeries on my thyroid to remove it. You have to follow up with your Dr. To get the right dose of medication. Sometimes it takes awhile to regulate it
20 years with out a thyroid and I feel fine without it because I certainly followed my Dr orders.