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  • KimmyAnn has replied to a post on the message board

    Best of luck to you, I hope they get it resolved!

    August 30 at 12:26 AM view post
    • KimmyAnn has replied to a post on the message board

      Wow! Any other indication something was going on, like elevated TSH or thyroglobulins? I hope you're doing well now!

      August 28 at 1:56 AM view post
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        Had my first neck mapping since my thyroidectomy in February. No concerns, but I'm just curious if anyone here had recurrence and if so, how long after your first surgery? I hope everyone is well otherwise!

        August 23 at 12:39 AM view discussion
        • KimmyAnn has replied to a post on the message board

          Thanks for sharing everyone,  very interesting stories. I wish everyone the best of health and happiness!

          May 11 at 10:19 AM view post
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            Anyone interested in sharing your story? Mine is interesting - I developed jaw pain that woke me at night. I feared a dental abscess so at 3am one morning,  I started feeling around my neck for swollen glands and felt something hard near my throat. I went into work the next day and asked a coworker who is a clinician to feel my neck. She said your thyroid is enlarged, go see your primary. So I got a TSH drawn th...

            May 06 at 11:02 AM view discussion
            • KimmyAnn has replied to a post on the message board

              Interesting,  9 months later? So far, I still feel fine for the moment and hope it stays that way!

              May 04 at 7:45 PM view post
              • KimmyAnn has replied to a post on the message board

                Great news! So far I feel fine, just tired. Remaining hopeful that it stays that way!

                May 04 at 1:10 PM view post
                • KimmyAnn has created a new message board discussion

                  Hi all, I just finished a week long whole body iodine uptake scan which showed residual thyroid tissue in my neck, and they subsequently gave me RAI ablation at 75 millicuries. I've been instructed to keep secluded in my house for the weekend with return to normal activity on Monday. Has anyone gone through ablation and had any side effects? So far, I'm just tired. I'm hoping it stays that way!

                  May 04 at 12:19 AM view discussion
                  • KimmyAnn has replied to a post on the message board

                    Thanks all, I'm using the term isolation loosely to describe the restrictions.  The radiology department told me if the test is positive at the end of the week, I get the ablation dose the same day. Anyone else have that experience? I thought they would schedule it at a future date. 

                    April 22 at 12:23 PM view post
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                      Hi all, building on the other recent post about isolation times, I am having the whole body iodine scan soon and just spoke to the nuclear tech. She said if the test is positive on Friday, the scan day, they set me up right away with the ablation and then I am only isolated Fri, Sat, and Sun. I have read most places that it is 7 days. Anyone have a similar schedule to this for ablation?

                      April 19 at 3:45 PM view discussion
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