Hi my name is Robin Cambridge. I wanted to share my story with you and would like to hear your story if you had thyroid cancer, I also would like to know if you would like to be friends, I think it helps to talk to each other about what each other has gone thru I know it helps me and if I can help someone else feel better I enjoy doing that, this is my story: I was diagnosed in 2005 with thyroid cancer, I had a nodule about the size of a golf ball on my thyroid and it moved around. The first surgeon I went to told me that it was 90% cancer free, he didn’t want to do a biopsy he just wanted to take it out because of where it was. I didn’t care for him that much, so I got a second opinion and glad i did, the second surgeon did a biopsy the time of my appointment when I first saw him which was cool, the nodule collapsed and he said it has more liquid than tissue, so he sent it off to be analysed and came back 3 days later and it was positive for cancer. I was crying and scared but I also knew that it could be treated. So they scheduled me for surgery 3-weeks later, and he took the entire thyroid gland out and 4 lymph nodes, I had a lesion on the other side of my thyroid that you couldn’t feel yet just see on an ultrasound, the lymph nodes and lesion were cancer free so that was good. Surgery went great.
In fact the doctor got everything. Now i had to go off my medication for 3-6 weeks so that if there was cancer that it show up, it was a miserable thing to go off my medication my tsh level in 6 weeks was 99.0 I was so extremely sluggish and tired, hardly functioning, So it was time to have the body scan, the same day i was able to get my results which was cool, my oncologist told me that my surgeon had gotten everything there was nothing there to kill with RAI, So I dodged a huge bullet not having the RAI I was so happy, you would not believe how much. I just recently had a body scan in sept of 08′ it was clear and have been in remission for 5 years now. You know even though thyroid cancer is curable it still is pretty scary to have to deal with it, people who have never dealt with something like this they have no idea how scary it can really be.