27 minutes ago
I received some not so great news today.
i went in for my post-op appointment from my partial thyroidectomy. at the time of surgery, they took out 12 lymph nodes & had them biopsied. out of the 12, 6 came back positive for cancer. this means that the cancer on my thyroid had spread, and this puts me at greater risk of it spreading to the half of my thyroid i have left.
therefore, i will be going in a few months to have a second surgery performed to have the rest of my thyroid removed. having the rest of my thyroid removed puts me at less risk of the cancer spreading to it, or even to other parts of my body. .
this news has come as a shock for me & i'm still trying to process everything. obviously, this was not news i was wanting or expecting. these next few months i will be doing research on how to live my best life without my thyroid. i will have to take a thyroid hormone for the rest of my life, and possibly even vitamin d & calcium supplements.
i'm trying my best to stay on the positive side & i have the best support system i could ever ask for. please send all the good vibes you have my way as i could really use them right now. i will beat this! 💞 #fuckcancer #thyroidcancer