#TruthAboutTC

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Check Ya Neck! 👐🏻 This ultrasound made me nervous for some reason. But I’ve been feeling really good! 🦋 My endocrinologist switched my medication today. Instead of 125mcg 5 days a week, I’ll now take 8mcg 7 days a week- which actually computes out to the same thing! #checkyourneck #thyroid #thyroidectomy #neckultrasound #thyca #thycawarrior #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancersurvivor #truthaboutTC #findingtendermercies #lifewithoutathyroid
Today was my 6 month post cancer check up! ✅ Everything looked good in my labs except my T3 🤔🤔🤔 He’s not sure why it’s still 0.01 🤷🏻‍♀️ I don’t know why either... but I’ve been feeling fine! So he ordered some blood work and I have an ultrasound tomorrow on my neck! He didn’t feel anything concerning when he checked my neck. So I’m feeling positive 👍🏻 #tsh #T3 #thyroid #thyroidhealth #thyroidcancersurvivor #thyca #truthaboutTC #6monthscancerfree
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Tune in tomorrow at 11am CDT for our Facebook LIVE event, featuring Dr. Bryan McIver and patient advocate Victoria Ballesteros. #Sponsored ••• #TruthAboutTC #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Tune in tomorrow at 11am CDT for our Facebook LIVE event, featuring Dr. Bryan McIver and patient advocate Victoria Ballesteros. #Sponsored . . . #TruthAboutTC #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
This weekend, we’ll be at @ThyCaInc ‘s Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Join us at the #TruthAboutTC booth for a chance to be part of the campaign. And don’t forget to tune in to our Facebook LIVE broadcast! #Sponsored ••• #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
This weekend, we’ll be at the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Check out the #TruthAboutTC booth for a chance to be part of the campaign. And don’t forget to tune in to our Facebook LIVE broadcast. #Sponsored . . . #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
In September, people shared with us their challenges with thyroid cancer. Do you have a personal truth you want to tell the world? We want to hear it. Tell us in a short video and tag it with #TruthAboutTC . In this clip, Susan speaks to the strength she found in joining a support group. ••• #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Since last month, people have been sharing their challenges with thyroid cancer. Do you have a personal truth you want to tell? We want to hear it. Share your story in a short video and tag it with #TruthAboutTC . In this clip, Susan speaks to the strength she found in joining a support group. #sponsored . . . #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Here is my #truthaboutTC - it’s not, nor has it ever been “the easy Cancer.” ⁣ ⁣ As they squeeze out the 12th tube of blood this morning, 3 years post-TT, I’m still not level, I fake feeling “well” on a daily basis, and I still fight for my health every single day. ⁣ ⁣ But you know what? I still firmly believe that Cancer picked the wrong chick! ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been through SO much in my 33 years on earth- this isn’t going to stop me! ⁣ ⁣ #thyca #talkthyroid #thycawarrior
We’re excited to attend the 88th Annual Meeting of the @amthyroidassn in Washington, DC. Physicians: we’d love to see you! Please stop by the #TruthAboutTC booth for a chance to help us raise awareness for patients living with thyroid cancer. #Sponsored ••• #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
We’re live at the 88th Annual Meeting of the @ThyroidAssociation in Washington, DC. Physicians: now’s your chance to help us raise awareness for patients living with thyroid cancer—stop by the #TruthAboutTC booth to find out how. #Sponsored . . . #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Thank you to everyone who submitted stories about their challenges with thyroid cancer! Let’s hear from Barbara, a thyroid cancer survivor, on how she maintains her health and mental outlook. #TruthAboutTC #Sponsored ••• #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Thank you to everyone who shared their challenges with thyroid cancer! Here’s a great video from Barbara on how maintaining her health and mental outlook has helped her as a thyroid cancer survivor. #TruthAboutTC #Sponsored . . . #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Next week, we’re joining Eisai Inc and @ThyCaInc at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association in Washington, DC! If you’re a healthcare professional planning to attend, please visit our #TruthAboutTC booth for more opportunities to help us raise donations for patients living with thyroid cancer! See you there! #sponsored ••• #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #nogoodcancer #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
We’re excited to join Eisai Inc. and @checkyourneck next week at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association in Washington, DC! Healthcare professionals, if you’re attending, please visit our #TruthAboutTC booth for more opportunities to help us raise donations for patients living with thyroid cancer! See you there! #sponsored . . . #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Just a few days left of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, so don’t forget to post your #TruthAboutTC video to help us raise money! Sharing your story and advice can truly inspire others. Help support the thyroid cancer community today. Here’s a great example from Candy. #sponsored ••• #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #nogoodcancer #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
There are still a few days left to make a difference! Post your #TruthAboutTC video today and help us raise money to support patients living with thyroid cancer! Sharing your story and advice can truly help others with similar experiences. Here’s what Candy had to share. #sponsored . . . #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawarenessmonth #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
4 years ago today, I got the called that changed my life forever. To be honest I didn’t really hear the rest of what she was saying after the words you have cancer left her lips. I just went numb right away. As a young 25 year old mother of 3 the first thing I thought of after I hung up the phone was how was there was so much I still had left to do with my life. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Cancer is ruthless. Cancer just simply sucks! And It will unfortunately be apart of my life forever. Some say thyroid cancer is the good cancer to have because of survival rate but in my opinion it’s one of the worst. The struggle to survive after treatments and surgeries is the hard part. Living without a major organ. The organ that regulates all of the other organs in your body to function and work properly. Taking medications every day for the rest of your life to feel just an ounce of normalcy. I am still after 4 years struggling to maintain a good TSH level. I have more off days then I have good days, & im in pain more than often not. When you ask how I’m doing I’m usually lying. I don’t usually like to share stuff like this because I don’t want pity and I don’t like to complain but in the honor of thyroid cancer awareness month, the month that I was diagnosed with cancer, I feel like it’s important to share my story. 🦋💜💗💙🦋 #ThyroidCancerAwarenessMonth #ThyroidCancerIsNotTheGoodCancer #ThereIsNoGoodCancer #Thyca #CancerSucks #ThyroidCancer #3yearsCancerFree #CancerSurvivor #TruthAboutTC #SheLetHerButterlyGoSoSheCouldLive
#Repost @pediatricthyroid ・・・ pediatric thyroid cancer forces you to grow up. for my treatment, I had to be referred to an adult hospital. lack of pediatric thyroid cancer research forced doctors to compare me to adult studies, because they’re not enough studies done for pediatric thyroid cancer. it’s thyroid cancer awareness month, we need to fight for more research 💪🏻🎗🦋 #TruthAboutTC @thycainc #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroiddisease #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroiddiseaseawareness #hashimotos #hashimotosdisease #hyperthyroidism #hypothyroidism #thyroidcancersurvivor #pediatricthyroid #pediatricthyroidcancer #pediatricthyroiddisease #thyroidproblems #thyroidectomy #thyroidhealth #thyroidwarrior #thyroidcancerfaces
pediatric thyroid cancer forces you to grow up. for my treatment, I had to be referred to an adult hospital. lack of pediatric thyroid cancer research forced doctors to compare me to adult studies, because they’re not enough studies done for pediatric thyroid cancer. it’s thyroid cancer awareness month, we need to fight for more research 💪🏻🎗🦋 #TruthAboutTC @thycainc #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroiddisease #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroiddiseaseawareness #hashimotos #hashimotosdisease #hyperthyroidism #hypothyroidism #thyroidcancersurvivor #pediatricthyroid #pediatricthyroidcancer #pediatricthyroiddisease #thyroidproblems #thyroidectomy #thyroidhealth #thyroidwarrior
We’ve seen some great #TruthAboutTC videos posted, but we still need your help! Help us meet our goal by posting a short video with your #TruthAboutTC and any advice to those newly diagnosed. Eisai Inc. will donate $10 per video posted! Here’s a great clip shared by Josh. #sponsored • • • #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawarenessmonth #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #nogoodcancer #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
So far, there have been some amazing #TruthAboutTC videos posted, but we still need more to meet our goal! Upload a quick video sharing a #TruthAboutTC and your advice to those newly diagnosed, and Eisai Inc. will donate $10 in your honor! Here’s a great example from our friend Joan from @CheckYourNeck. #sponsored . . . #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawarenessmonth #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
This month makes it 13 years since I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and though in remission I still battle the long term effects on a daily basis. #TruthAboutTC #Survivor #NoSuchThingAsGoodCancer
People often comment that something seems to always be wrong with me or they ask why I always seem tired, uncomfortable or sick. When my thyroid was removed almost 6 months ago, it changed so much about how my body works. This little gland was already not functioning properly because I unknowingly had Hashimoto's (an autoimmune disorder where your body basically attacks your thyroid). After it was removed, I was prescribed a high dose of T4 (the hormone your thyroid produces) to suppress my Thyroid Stimulating Hormone from being released as part of my cancer treatment. This has caused heart palpitations, muscle aches, anxiety, shortness of breath, and insomnia. I will never be the same. My body will never work the same. I'm trying to focus on the positive and I'm grateful I have one of the most treatable forms of cancer, but it also seems to be the most misunderstood. I've been very open about my experience to spread awareness. I often have people message me and say they found my profile after being diagnosed and it has helped them through their journey. Be good to your thyroid. Eat foods rich in iodine, but most importantly check your neck! If my doctor hadn't noticed the swelling at the base of my neck, who knows how long I would have gone before being treated. My cancerous nodule had already spread to my lymph nodes. I just hope I can help others get the treatment they need before it's too late. . . . #checkyourneck #thyroidcancer #thyroid #thyroidcancerawarenessmonth #hashimotos #thyca #thycawarrior #thyroidectomy #stupidcancer #cancersurvivor #truthabouttc
Help us share the #TruthAboutTC and upload your video today! Eisai Inc. will donate $10 for each video uploaded to #Facebook , #Instagram or #Twitter , to support patients living with #thyroidcancer . Here are some facts. #sponsored ••• #thyroid #thyroidcancerawarenessmonth #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #nogoodcancer #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Repost from @thycainc using @RepostRegramApp - It's #ThyroidCancerAwarenessMonth ! We're partnering with Eisai Inc. and @checkyourneck to make a difference. Upload a video today sharing a #TruthAboutTC and your advice to those newly diagnosed. . 🌎 A aldeia global unida enviando mensagens. . “Eu sou Josh Cohen e sou um sobrevivente do câncer de tireoide. Se você foi diagnosticado recentemente de câncer de tireoide, isso pode ser assustador. Com calma, procure um profissional competente, e esteja perto dos amigos e familiares que te amam. Para mim isso foi importante para lidar com o diagnóstico e subsequentemente com a remoção da minha tireoide. Eu vivo minha vida da melhor forma possível e espero que você também tenha essa sorte.”
In honor of #ThyroidCancerAwarenessMonth , we’re partnering with Eisai Inc. and @ThyCaInc to share the #TruthAboutTC —and you can help! Upload a video today sharing a #TruthAboutTC and your advice to those newly diagnosed. Eisai will donate $10 to the cause for each video posted (up to $10,000)! #sponsored ••• #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #nogoodcancer #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
It's #ThyroidCancerAwarenessMonth ! We're partnering with Eisai Inc. and @checkyourneck to make a difference. Upload a video today sharing a #TruthAboutTC and your advice to those newly diagnosed. For each video posted, Eisai will donate $10 to the cause (up to $10,000)! Here's what Josh had to share. #sponsored . . . #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidawareness #thyca #thycawarrior #lightoflife #checkyourneck #getaneckcheck #health #healthcare #makeadifference #nogoodcancer #cancer #cancersupport #cancerjourney
Some off my scars are what are visibly left behind since the beginning 13'ish years ago. Scars are what people see or remember. My brain and my body remember so much more. Memories (good and bad), hardships, perseverance, decisions, determination, emotions, thoughts, love, denial, acceptance, crying, laughing, joking and anger. This has formed me into who I am. I am not cancer, I am not in remission, I am not sickly looking and I am not perfect. I am who I am. I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, a cosmetologist, a fighter, a sister, a lover, a believer, a hardass, a jokester, a pitbull adorer, a crier and I could go on for so many more things. Cancer shouldn't defy me as sick or dying, it should defy me as a fighter, along with anyone else with an illness. We just have a few extra bumps along the way in our life that makes us who we are and who we are inspiring to be. This is isn't just for myself, but for others with illness(es) not always seen by the eye because you don't have to look sick to have something unhealthy going on inside body. My 13 year cancerversary passed in August. It came, it went and yet I still have cancer. Cancer has become my best friend because it doesn't leave, it spreads and it let's me help others. For all of my friends who I know who are going through or have bumps going on in your life, stay fighting always because in the end it's your life and not your illnesses life🎗 #cancer #cancersucks #stupidcancer #fuckcancer #thyca #fight #stillgoing #living #burnt #getbusyliving #standuptocancer #mystory #307 #truthaboutTC #fighter #metastic #wearesurvivors #youngadult #cancerawareness #su2c
❓ 🤔 Do you know what your thyroid controls in your body? The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body's metabolic rate as well as heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development, mood, bone maintenance and more! That’s why it’s so important to make sure your thyroid is working properly. #TruthAboutTC #SeptemberisThyroidCancerAwarenessMonth #IamASurvivor #FightLikeAGirl #ButterflyGland #Thyroid #Warrior #CheckYourNeck #Hormones #ThyroidDisorders #ThyroidCancer #Hypo #Hyper #CancerSucks #MyStory
You never get used to being poked and prodded. Not really. - - - #warrior #moretests #partofmynormallife #truthabouttc #notfeelingbravetoday
Sometimes it can be difficult to see the sunshine, through whatever life throws our way. Keep looking for it though. With my health being a bit off the last week or so, and thyroid med levels being at another low, I can definitely relate..... but keep pushing on. It’s so worth it. These challenging times make us stronger in the end.... and help us to see the sunshine for all it’s real beauty. I’m grateful for the lows - because they let me really appreciate the highs, and all those little things in between. - - - #inspiration #survive #thrive #lookupandlive #thycaworries #keeppushing #lowthyroidlevels #lifewithoutathyroid #truthabouttc #lifeisforliving #iwillalwaysgetbackup
The ugly truth about being a thyca survivor! There are days when I want to cry at the number of pills it takes to just 'function normally' every day. The truth is, there is no constant 'normal' when you live without your thyroid. You just have to take a breath, be grateful that these medications and supplements exist at all, so that you can live with that 'new normal' the Dr's tell you about. I am SO VERY GRATEFUL to live in a country where my medication is accessible and affordable. Without thyroid medication I would slip quietly into a coma and then, who knows? This life I have is a daily miracle, as is any life, and if I have to take these things for each and every day of the rest of it, I WILL. Theses miracle drugs/supps allow me to keep kicking cancer's butt and show it that I am not only a FIGHTER …. but a LIFE LIVER!!! Every day, every hour, every minute, every second …. is a BLESSING… so MAKE IT COUNT!!! - - - #thycawarrior #warrior #liveroflife #ilovelife #livewithwhatyouaregiven #thislifeisbeautifulifyouletitin #makeitcount #thetruthabouttc #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancersurvivor #truthabouttc
First race since beating cancer 👊🏻 I trained, and prepped myself for this 5k. 🏃🏻‍♀️While I ran it I thought to myself “Cancer is not an excuse for me”. Not because I’m cancer free, but because I’m never giving up on myself. I beat my goal of 35 minutes by about 3 minutes! 🤸🏻‍♀️🎉 I am happy with that! My boys asked me if I won the race. I said “Yes I did!” 🥇 🌟Never give up on yourself!🌟 #cancerisnotanexcuse #littlevictories #findingtendermercies #faithineveryfootstep #5k #cancerfree #thyca #thyroidectomy #wontherace #slowandateadywinstherace #thyroidwarrior #thyroidcancersurvivor #thyroid #truthabouttc #nevergiveup
Lengthy post. No lifting posts. No badass body anymore. Nothing. I've been empty. My body has been basically shutting down on me. I've suffered through migraines for over 10 years and have never let it stop me. I have had hip surgery, my thyroid removed, gall bladder taken (list goes on) , too many surgeries. I was never scared of anything about my health until one day I dropped a plate & didn't realize I had dropped it till it hit my foot, I thought it was still in my hand. My fingers were completely numb. I've been going on for way too long with electricity shooting down my arms/fingers into my head and temple. I've lost more vision in my left eye that is seeming to stay permanently rather than just when I have a migraine. The pain and the frustration had become too much. I saw a new neurologist on April and 2 days after my 28th birthday in June, I hopefully will get some answers. Lifting is my love but scary when I can't feel my arm or fingers enough to tie my own shoes. I have hope that I'll get back to where I was and even better than before. Until then my mental health is my first priority and figuring out the steps I need to take to get better. #health #update #sick #sad #tired #chronicpain #thyroiddisease #thyroidectomy #migrainesufferer #thyroid #truthabouttc #thyroidcancerawareness #youwillknowmyname #earningmybody #livesore #iliveforthis #buildingmylegacy #likeagirl #tinyviking #legionofboom
Hey 👋🏻 I feel like I have been MIA for a while! Thing have been good. Really good! I’ve been baking 👩🏻‍🍳(it’s kinda my thing @emscakedesign ), vacationing ☀️, and memory making 📸 I have felt like I’ve needed to catch up from the last 5 months of craziness! - My thyroid journey 🦋 is still so real. On March 28th I had an ultrasound of my neck and some blood work done as post treatment follow-up. About a week later my #endocrinologist called me with the results. The first phone call was to say that my #tsh levels were too high. So instead of taking my #levothyroxine 6 days a week, only take it 5 days a week. The second phone call was really GOOD. So good that I’ve been on cloud nine! They said that my #thyroglobulin level is non-existent. Which is exactly what we want! The neck ultrasound showed no recurring nodules or evidence of recurrence. What they said next was music 🎶 to my ears “Your chance of recurrence is slim to none.” Yeah, it can still happen. Anything can happen, but we can’t live in fear of the future. So I’ve been replaying those words over and over again in my head. It has really helped me move on. Along with some life coaching I’ve been doing, things have been looking up ⬆️ It feels really good! - For those who feel like things might not ever look up or seem better— keep hope! Your time will come. Everyone has their time and season. And we push forward with positivity in the future! Keep hope for tomorrow! #thyca #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancersurvivor #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroid #thyroidectomy #thyroidwarrior #checkyourneck #papillarythyroidcancer #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #findingtendermercies #joyinthejourney #faithineveryfootstep #hope
I am a work in progress 👷🏻‍♀️ Learning to live without a thyroid is a process and I’m still figuring it out! Thyroid tired is such a real thing! Wait... but I don’t have a thyroid 🤷🏻‍♀️ Thyroid tired is the imbalance of hormones produced by the thyroid. In my case, it is the imbalance of supplement hormones that I take every day. We are still trying to balance it. And for some reason, I can stay up really late without any problem, but I wake up so sluggish and tired! But I am doing my best! And that is all we can do. My work here is not done, and I’m getting better each day 💛 #thyroidwarrior #thyroid #thyroidectomy #thyroidtired #thyroidsupplements #thyroidproblems #thyroidawareness #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #workinprogress #findingtendermercies
I'm coming for you. Just 800000% better than this. Migraines, no thyroid, no energy. Can't stop me now haha. Okay, let's be honest sometimes you'll stop me... I can't always beat my health problems, but I'm going to try. #truthabouttc #thyroiddisease #thyroidectomy #migrainesufferer #hustle #trainpastthepain #buildingmylegacy #likeagirl #livesore #legionofboom #rhinovision #workisinmyblood #neversettle #youwillknowmyname #earningmybody #iliveforthis #chronicfatigue #thyroidcancer #liftlikeagirl #liftlikeababe #waisttraining
I have hesitated posting this, but it is a part of my journey and I shouldn’t be ashamed! Please tell me I’m not the only one who has had ER false alarms?! On Friday we were planning to go on a date. Over the last week I have noticed a heavy feeling in the center of my chest. Friday it felt exceptionally bad. After talking to some family and my Endocrinologist we decided for my safety it was best to go be checked. We didn’t want to chance missing a pulmonary embolism, blood clot or something else. After an EKG, painful IV and blood draw, ultrasound of my heart, chest X-ray, chest CT... they sent me home saying everything is normal 😩 I have felt very defeated because I just don’t feel quite right. I can go to my favorite class at the gym and be fine, but my chest just feels like someone is standing on it, and I’ve noticed the brain fog a bit more. Fatigue is always a factor too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m hoping it’s just my thyroid meds. It’s hard not knowing. My husband is so patient with me. I hope he knows that I love him so much, and I’m so grateful he is by my side. Date night at the hospital wasn’t ideal, but at least we got to watch the intense Jazz game 🏀 #beingcancerfreedoesntmeanitsover #thyroid #thyroidectomy #levothyroxine #uphillbattle #ERscare #falsealarm #IV #chestxray #chestCT #ultrasound #universityofutahhospital #thyca #truthaboutTC #livingwithoutathyroid #thyroidproblems #thyroidwarrior #thyroidhealth #thyroidissues #thyroidcancersurvivor #ibeatTC #strongerthanTC #findingtendermercies #joyinthejourney #faithineveryfootstep #utahjazz
Will posted on FB so I figured I should get it out. 4 years ago I was diagnosed with hashimotos/hypothyroidism. After I had Stevie they biopsied the 2.5cm nodule growing in my thyroid. That came back negative but last winter I had several sore throats and difficulty swallowing. In July we ultra-sounded it again and found it had grown over 4cm. In early December I had a total thyroidectomy. The Dr said the nodule looked like a ping pong ball. No one was concerned it was cancer since it was negative before and there were other nodules present. Pathology sent it out for a second opinion...not good. It came back just before Christmas as “encapsulated hurtle cell carcinoma with minor vascular invasion” 😳 what?!? This variant of thyroid cancer is rare and tends be more aggressive. (Also cannot be detected through needle biopsy) I did some blood work and another ultrasound to reveal “suspicious lymph nodes” had those biopsied and finally after a lot of waiting received the treatment plan of radioactive iodine. Which requires me to be isolated from the kids for a week. The oncology team sees no indication that it has spread at this time. So after this treatment, We’ll follow up with the same tests in 6 months to see if I’m clear or if it’s still there. My heart and soul have been filled with the outpouring of LOVE and SUPPORT 💗 I’ve felt the blessings of your prayers and sacrifice for me. Having faith through trials is what it’s about and I know that Heavenly Father has blessed me through all of you. I’m truly grateful for you all. I didn’t know what a thyroid was until my doctor asked if I had ever had it checked 4 years ago. I thought I just needed some anti-anxiety meds, I thought I was fatigued from being stressed all time. I couldn’t sleep and I was freaking out over the littlest things with the kiddos. the thyroid controls so many things in our bodies, if you feel off don’t hesitate to get it checked out. #thyriodcancer #hurtlecellcarcinoma #cancersucks #truthabouttc
These last few days I have been so overwhelmed with gratitude and love. Not only from my Father in Heaven, but each of you. You have never let me down and I appreciate that so much. I couldn’t have done this without my husband always by my side, being there holding my hand at each appointment, surgery or just at night when I needed to cry. Also without friends who love and care about me and serve me unselfishly and listen to me when things are hard. My mom, sister and family have been rocks just like everyone else. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! I’m excited to see what God has in store for me next! #mystoryisntoveryet #godstillhasplansforme #Hisplan #thyroidcancersurvivor #thyroidcancerwarrior #thyca #truthaboutTC #faithineveryfootstep #thyroid #findingtendermercies #blessed #strongerthanTC #truthaboutTC #thankyou
🎊My big secret is OUT!!!!! 🎉🎈💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 . It was yesterday at 1:49pm. I’ll never forget her words “You are good, girl! It looks exactly how we would want it to look, perfect!” . At first I was in shock. It didn’t seem real. Bad news after bad news and then good news? It set in and then I went out to celebrate! The Spaghetti Factory is my favorite! My friends spoiled me with this sign and balloons! . I will always remember March 13th 💓💜 . #thyroidcancerSURVIVOR #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #ibeatthyroidcancer #guesswhoiscancerfree 🙋🏻‍♀️ #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #grateful #Hisplan #findingtendermercies #faithineveryfootstep
Cancer deserves a big fat punch in the face 👊🏻 Lately Wonder Woman has kind of become my super hero. She was trained to be an unconquerable hero and in the end she finally discovers her true powers and destiny. 💫 . I feel like this is what this cancer is shaping me to be. Against me, cancer has no chance. And I’m learning the truth about myself and it’s preparing me for my destiny. . My mom got me this ring this last weekend. When I wear it I’m reminded of the battle, and that I’m going to have to block and fight my way to the end, but I can be unconquerable and Stronger Than TC!! ♥️ #wonderwoman #destiny #unconquerable #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyca #thyroidwarrior #thyroidfighter #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #findingtendermercies
Today I was laid down, my arms were wrapped together and I was put into this machine and this plate was almost touching my nose for 20+ minutes. My whole body scan. This will show the areas where the radioactive iodine was absorbed and if my cancer has metastasized (gone to other parts of my body). Today was a big day, a day full of anxiety! While the machine hovered above my nose I prayed and told myself “I am okay. I am brave. I am strong. I can do this.” I felt so many emotions. Then I started at my toes and let them relax, then my legs and all the way up until I relaxed everything. Then I started to doze off. But I would wake up and twitch then my heart would beat fast! But this is a good thing! It will give us answers. And make me stronger 💪🏻 #wholebodyscan #radioactiveiodine #RAI #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerwarrior #thyca #thyroidcancerfighter #strongerthanTC #truthaboutTC #Hisplan #findingtendermercies
Let’s go back a few days to my RAI and isolation. We know that we got great news on Wed morning before I took the Radioactive Iodine pill from this little bottle. My uptake was so low (0.5%) that my isolation was reduced to just one day of full precautions meaning 6ft. from adults, disinfect everything I touched, flush twice, wash linens and clothing twice... ect. It was easier just to stay away and hide out by myself. My parents let me stay In their basement. Then 3 days of minor precautions mostly just using my own bathroom, still flushing twice (because most of the radiation is flushed out through urine) and not sharing saliva so kissing, eating utensils, drinks. We figured it would be easier just to stay away from the kids for the 3 days so that there was no risk in them getting my water bottle or using the wrong bathroom and what not. So I stayed at my moms from Wed - Sat. I enjoyed video calling with my kids and laughing with them over the phone. I also enjoyed some quiet time, naps, watching shows, playing with my gel nail gear, and hanging out with my parents & brother after the first day. By Sat I was pretty ready to go home! I never felt any major side effects. I was expecting nausea, because I get nauseated easily, but I didn’t even feel sick! No headache, I didn’t feel extreme fatigue... nothing! So it was bizarre to feel completely normal and then have full restrictions about what I touch! I wrapped my parents remote up in a plastic bag, wore gloves to do a puzzle and adult coloring book, OCD sanitized everything a million times and flushed the toilet way too much! I continued the low Iodine diet until Thursday. After 17 days the thing I wanted most was Donuts 🍩 Yum! I’m still trying to ease back in to the foods I didn’t eat for two weeks, especially dairy. I’ve been lactose intolerant as a teenager, so I’ve always struggled with dairy. I felt so good on the LID that now I’m having tummy issues, nausea, stomach aches and such. So that’s a little frustrating. But I’ll figure it out!! Over all RAI was not that bad! The LID was hard and tricky, but I didn’t starve! The horrible headache I got from the first thyrogen shot was the worst part 👍🏻
Snapchat thinks my scar is a mouth and my Adam’s apple is a nose 😂 #scar #thyroidectomyscar #thyroid #thyroidectomy #thyroidcancer #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #findingtendermercies
Swallow a radioactive pill ☑️ Isolation ☑️ Home with my kids ☑️ Next: Whole body scan on the 8th 😬 - #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancertreatment #RAI #isolation #thyroiddisease #thyroidwarrior #thyroidcancerawareness #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #findingtendermercies
#Repost from @rgorgees80 because VERY YES!
This week has been crazy already! Tomorrow I go in for my 75 mci dose bright and early! And I’ll be Radioactive! ☢️This first photo was sent to me by someone I care about a lot! Getting this tonight just made me so grateful for the people in my life! This has been a crazy adventure! #thyroid #thyroidcancer #RAI #radioactiveiodine #strongerthanTC #truthaboutTC #thyca #thyroidwarrior #findingtendermercies #blessed
This morning was a dream! @dksteff teamed up with the amazing step fitness instructors @live_inspiredlichelle and @messyjenn and threw me a party to cheer me on this week as I begin my treatments. They spoiled me! They asked everyone to wear Pink, Teal or Purple, brought balloons and pink or purple sweat bands for everyone and put together a customized Girl Power playlist! It was such a great class! I feel like the luckiest girl to have such amazing support even from my friends at Golds Gym! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who came to cheer me on and to all those routing for me everywhere! Xoxo 💜💗 🎶I’m a survivor, I’m gonna make it!🎶 Who runs the world, girls!🎶 This ones a fighter🎶 This girl is on fire🎶 I am titanium🎶 I’m bulletproof🎶 #thyroidcancerwarrior #thyroidcancer #strongerthanTC #truthaboutTC #girlpower #thyca #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroidsupport #findingtendermercies - - Right after this I went to my first appointment and got my first of two thyrogen shots. The initial shot wasn’t bad, but about 4 hours later I got the worst headache I’ve had in a long time. Along with that nausea. My sister rescued me and brought me some excedrine migraine which helped so much! Thanks @ctrythall !
Look at this brochure my awesome husband (and I lovingly helped with) made for his English class! We chose to raise thyroid cancer awareness for his project. I’m so proud and happy with how it turned out 💜 #thyroiddisease #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancerawareness #alookatthyroidcancee #thyroid #thyroidcancerbrochure #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #findingtendermercies #hisplan #thycawarrior #warrior
Life is precious. Last night I wanted to take my kids out for an activity. We sat in the car while we ate- Not what I had in mind, but going in felt like more stress. While we ate I looked up and saw this. #beauty #nature #utah Sometimes I get these ideas in my head, like this activity night, and it seems so fun— in my head. Then the night turned into a major stress, frustration and harder than I ever expected. Plus on top of this, I feel anxious about my treatments beginning next week. But on our way home I realized that we did have fun. And that’s what we will remember. We won’t remember how the baby kept screaming at the top of his lungs when he didn’t get what he wanted, and that I left my wallet in the car and sent the keys with my brother in the diaper bag when he took the screaming baby. We will remember the fun. We won’t remember {as much} the stress about treatments and the hard LID that won’t allow me to eat chocolate. We will remember that we survived! That we are warriors, and we will focus on the positive and tuck the negative to the back (that doesn’t mean it’s not there or didn’t happen!) That’s what life is about. Remembering the fun. Life is not always fun. But we can find those moments of fun and remember them most. #findingtendermercies #findthefun #activitynight #amomandherboys #thyroidcancer #thyroidcancertreatment #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #thyroid #thyroidproblems #warrior #thycawarrior #thycasurvivor
First, I just have to say THANK YOU to all the other #thyca #warriors out there who share all their tips and tricks with me! After calling my dentist yesterday and filling them in about my RAI coming up, they got me in today and reassured me that my teeth won’t fall out 😂 He did give me a prescription for Prevident to use during treatment and suggested buying Spry Xylitol Mints to keep my saliva glands flowing and prevent dry mouth which can damage teeth. I am so glad I went and my dentist quickly got me in and read some studies to find the best option for me! #RAI #drymouth #spry #prevident #thyroid #thyroidcancer #treatments #dentist #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #grateful #hope #findingtendermercies
Well here it is!! And I need HELP! The news we have all been waiting for! I finally received a call yesterday with all of the details and finalized everything today. Yesterday I felt so relieved to have a plan, today though after researching the low Iodine diet I have become more stressed and kind of emotional about it all! So here are the details... I will begin my Low Iodine Diet (LID) next Monday the 12th. Yesterday when we were on the phone she said “Well you can start the LID tomorrow and then we could give you your radioactive iodine blah blah blah... that’s where my eyes went 😳 and I didn’t even hear the rest of what she was saying! There’s no way I could have started today. So I said “Uuummm could we start a week from now, please?” Phew 😅 I dodged that one! Then beginning on the 26th I will receive my first dose of Thyrogen. Then the 27th, my second shot of thyrogen and then I’ll go straight up to the hospital to the Nuclear medicine (there’s just something kind of unsettling when you receive a phone call from nuclear medicine 😕) and take my first dose of radioactive isotope liquid. But it won’t be until the 28th that I will receive the actual radioactive iodine pill and be sent to isolation for 5-7 days. . Are you still with me? That’s a ton of information ☝🏻 It makes my head spin! Here’s where I need help. I have NO idea what I’m going to eat on this low Iodine diet, no dairy, no iodized salt, no whole eggs...so calling all thyroid warriors🗣help me out! I need any and all tips for this diet because I’m nervous!! I would love anything you’ve got!! . #lowiodinediet #lid #thyroid #thyroidectomy #thyrogen #thyroidcancer #radioactiveiodinetreatment #radioactiveiodine #radioactiveiodinetherapy #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #findingtendermercies #help
These symptoms have really put me through the ringer. I feel most of them on a daily basis. Some more than others {fatigue & headaches) It’s hard! On top of losing a gland that produces hormone to give you energy, your body is going through so much! So be patient with those you know who are battling. It’s not fun for us, but we are warriors and we stay strong 💪🏻 #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroid #thyroidcancer #papillarythyroidcancer #thyroidectomy #thyca #truthaboutTC #cancer #findingtendermercies #thyroidproblems #thyroidissues #papillarythyroidcarcinoma #thyroidawarness #cancerwarrior #thyroidwarrior #thyroid
When I first felt like I was having symptoms I thought it was just the busy life of a mother. But my instincts told me otherwise. Follow your intincts. It never hurts to go to your primary care physician and talk about your symptoms! That’s the first step! #trustyourinstincts #momlife #children #symptoms #thyroidcancer #thyroid #cancer #thyca #thyroidectomy #thyroidproblems #thyroidawareness #thyroidissues #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #findingtendermercies #fight #warriors
It's been a week full of goodbyes. Today was my last day with my amazing rehab therapist that I've spent every week with for almost a year. She is moving to NC to open a rehab center for cancer survivors, and I will miss her terribly. The other two crazies pictured have my back though. 😄 #BIGFAITHlittlefear #thyca #truthabouttc #Dysautonomia
Here we are 6 weeks post-op. I don’t know if it is because they had to cut it open twice, but I don’t feel like my scar is not healing great yet! I massage it and use vitamin E oil (not daily like I know I should) and my skin has decided to change and break out a bit but it’s ok! I’ll wear it with pride! Oh and my treatments... still waiting to even get them scheduled 🤦🏻‍♀️#whatistakingthemsolong #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidscar #thyroidectomy #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #scar #thyroidproblems #findingtendermercies #hisplan #lds #faith
Some days I feel like the fire is so hot I have to cover my face and hide from it. I had a wonderful friend yesterday tell me a story of someone who is going through something much worse. Although we shouldn’t compare trials against trials it really put things into perspective for me. I still have my family. I couldn’t get through this without my husband, children and family. It would be impossible. I have friends who never stop giving. They think about me, pray for me, visit me and are rallying so hard for me and my family! I have SO much to be grateful for which makes the fire inside me burn so bright 🔥☀️ #blessed #loved #thyroid #thyroidcancer #thyroidwarrior #thyroidectomy #thyroidsupport #thyca #truthaboutTC #strongerthanTC #joyinthejourney #findingtendermercies #faithineveryfootstep #dontgiveup
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