May 12, 2008 by Gisele Mota
I've been away from the blog for a while, had a serious health problem that I will relate to you now ...
One day I woke up and I look in the mirror I realized that was a huge ball side of the throat, swollen and was not hurt. Went to the doctor the same day, he requested an ultrasound, but said it was just an infection. I followed his recommendations and made hot compresses, which reduced the swelling and after a few days, everything is back to normal.
I came to see me with two specialists in head and neck surgery at the time, but both told me they did not have to do surgery and reassured me. They asked me to do a hormonal with an endocrinologist every six months and so I did.
Imagine my shock when this year began to feel pain in the neck and right shoulder, which was just a nuisance. It filled me with Gelol, hot compresses and thus improved the symptoms. I thought it was tendonitis, did the tests and gave tendonitis in the arm, but had nothing to do with the pain of the neck! Hence, I decided to return in the head and neck surgeon to redo the tests and it was found that with thyroid cancer.
Quickly I underwent surgery for total removal of the thyroid, were almost four hours on the operating table. Stayed only one night in the hospital after I had already high. Doctors do not consider this type of aggressive cancer, to be located in the thyroid, they make his removal in surgery and already solves the problem.
The post - surgical is quiet, which even bother are the pain, it hurts to swallow, it hurts to move my neck, by the way, I did not even budge until completing a 4 or 5 days of surgery. Now'm recovering, as I can shower, wash his head, eating, lying down and standing alone. In the early days needed someone's help, but that's when you realize who your friends are, who call, send flowers, leave messages, come visit you. That's the good part !!!
According to the doctor he took everything that was bad, and thank God it was not malignant, but the treatment continues with radioiodine therapy will do that only after 30 days last surgery. The radioiodine therapy is simple, you intern in a hospital for 1 or 2 days and give you to take iodine. You are isolated from other patients because of radioactivity, but say they have no color, no smell, is like water. There is no pain, no hair loss, no major side effects. Some complain that get sick after taking a few days. But if compared to any cancer treatment, it is even chump change.
The next step is to take every six months all again: ultrasound, blood test, PCI and others to ensure everything is.
Recalling that men also suffer from thyroid problems, and that is a silent disease, you will take to find out. So when the doctor ask him to ask for blood tests that measure the T3, T4, and TSH antibodies to ensure that all right!
Since I started having thyroid problems, many people came to tell me that also suffer from this problem, cancer is not the only disease that can give the thyroid. The imbalance of hormones is painful causes symptoms such as depression, fatigue, somnolence, tachycardia, discouragement, among others. So stay tuned and take care!
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