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    Hi guys, I am 12 months post op Total thyroidectomy and lymph node removal . My issue is regarding weight gain on thyroxine medication.  I have researched a little and there are suggestions on cutting out carbs or changing to natural Thyroid replacement.  Any help would be greatly appreciated 

    January 10 at 9:25 PM view discussion
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      Hi Bondi, I am 12 months post op and I was told to massage about 3 weeks after with light pressure with two fingers. If the lump persists get an ultrasound.  Regarding the voice,I still have gained full range in my voice, I am not a singer but a friend of mine who is tells me to keep practicing the high notes whenever I can and retrain the vocal cords. Good luck on your journey 

      January 10 at 9:21 PM view post
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        Hi , just curious about your first cancer where you said it was encapsulated.  Was it ectopic . I had an encapsulated ectopic thyroid cancer 3 years ago and 3 weeks ago another mass was found in a similar area so I had a total thyroidectomy and neck dissection 

        December 28, 2017 view post
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          Changes in my nails , ridges etc skin dry and flakey similar to hypothyroid symptoms 

          December 20, 2017 view post
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            Thankyou for your reply, I will look into a good physio therapists. I am not having RAI as my pathology came back cancer free despite 5 top cancer surgeons telling me my cancer had returned.  So i pulled a miracle out of a hat. In saying that they can now keep an eye on my thyroglobulin levels just in case of reoccurring lumps 

            December 19, 2017 view post
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              Hi , my throat on occasions was going into a spasm when eating , my blood pressure was always high and constant headaches. They told me the swallowing thing wasn't related, but it went away after my first op , and it started up again a few months ago and that is how the second lump was found because my doctor sent me for a CT

              December 19, 2017 view post
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                Hi I am one week post op after total thyroidectomy and neck dissection.  Does anyone know exercises for the shoulder. I have pain radiating across my chest to top of shoulder region and up behind my ear. I have been massaging it a little to what I can stand 

                December 17, 2017 view discussion
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                  The ideal would of been 3 year ago to have taken the thyroid out , that way the thyroglobulin level can be checked for any reoccurring cancer. 

                  December 11, 2017 view post
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                    Just had a total thyroidectomy and neck dissection, pathology has come back and they found no cancer. In 2014 i had an ectopic thyroid carcinoma with a hurthle cell variant removed from the base of my neck. Last week after a ct scan revealed another 14mm mass in the same section as before. Went to a board of specialists who said yes remove the lump and thyroid and lymph nodes as they were likely to be involvement.&n...

                    December 11, 2017 view discussion
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                      Just had a total thyroidectomy and necj dissection of lvel 2,3,4,5,6.  Pathology has come back there is no cancer anywhere in the thyroid or in the growth that had grown back. Specialist is mystified, the lump contained only thyroid tissue.

                      December 11, 2017 view post
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                      About Dharma56

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                      Thyroid Cancer

                      I was diagnosed in 2014 with an ectopic thyroid carcinoma.
                      Had surgery to remove tumour and still have thyroid intact. They have just found another mass in my neck and waiting to see specialist

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