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  • Jbryant has replied to a post on the message board

    I will, and try hard to get in to see them. Yes, I feel this will soon be over. I am praying very hard to just feel better, swallow again without choking and just being sick. I truly appreciate your input. Will keep you posted when I find out what is going on. I have been trying at least 3 times a week to keep them posted and trying to get earlier appointments. Thank you!

    August 07, 2016 view post
    • Jbryant has replied to a post on the message board

      According to the Endo, it was benign. So, no according to her. I have not felt comfortable with the answers that I have received based in all the symptoms and physical look of the right side of my neck I am praying she is right. The worst part is swallowing and extreme fatigue. I will update you know after I have the scan in September. I just thought I would be well by now and never expected all this swelling in my n...

      August 06, 2016 view post
      • Jbryant has replied to a post on the message board

        Thank you and I do have an appointment set up with them in August, but trying to move that up. It is the 13. I feel like you do and my body is too. I am not eating well, and in fact, eating makes me sick on my stomach. I have ate lots of Popsicles. I have pleaded with them to do something or tell me something, but the Endo continues to say they will go down and it is because of two neck surgeries so close together. I...

        August 05, 2016 view post
        • Jbryant has replied to a post on the message board

          Thank you so much. I went back again and in the report it us ese this term; Hurthle Cell nodule with calcification etc. I thought about calling the surgeon, but this makes me feel better by hearing what you are saying. I am just so puzzled about all my symptoms. I noticed the very first nodule or lymph node she is calling it in the exact same spot where the thyroid was. The right lymph node has been very large from t...

          August 05, 2016 view post
          • Jbryant has replied to a post on the message board

            I just found the 2 nd pathology report that says final. It states Hurthle Cell with Calcification and lymphocytic thyroiditis. Much different from first report. Last blood draw July 3, Lymphs (Absolute) 3.3, Bun/Cretinine Ratio, Low 8, Sodium, low; Chloride Low, Vit. D low. That is all I can tell that had issues. Maybe she is right that they will go down?

            August 05, 2016 view post
            • Jbryant has replied to a post on the message board

              Thank you for responding to my post. So far nothing has been done. That is what is so scary about all this, with the swollen lymph nodes, and swallowing issue. Endo Doctor stated they would calm down in 6 months. I have a scan set up in September and blood work. I am confused and what you stated is what I have read too. I am going to go and find last blood draw and read pathology for the 4 th time and make sure I ...

              August 05, 2016 view post
              • Jbryant has replied to a post on the message board

                Thank you so much for your reply. I have read about Hurthle cell carcinoma and it can be benign or maglignant. But, my gut feeling did not believe the pathologist report because my symptoms never went away. They have only become worse. This type of thyroid cancer is very rare, only 3 % typically get this. My Endo Doctor increased my Levothyroxine to 112mcg. The cervical fusion was just another problem, but they went ...

                August 04, 2016 view post
                • Jbryant has replied to a post on the message board

                  Yes. Before my surgery and after. It has been 8 months now and my voice is still lower and fades away to a whisper sometimes. I have several swollen lymph nodes too. It is hard to swallow meds and food. My Endo said too, that it would get better, but that was suppose to be at 6 months. I am being patient with her. I hope that you get better soon. Are you tired a lot? How are your emotions since surgery?

                  August 03, 2016 view post
                  • Jbryant has created a new message board discussion

                    Hi all. I had benign Hurthle cell carcinoma and in Dec. 2015 they removed my whole thyroid. At that time I had very swollen lymph nodes and voice changes and swallowing difficulties. In April 2016, I had a 3 level cervical neck fusion. All lymph nodes on the right side are still very swollen, one on left arm and one on left side of groin. My Endo Doctor said they would disappear after 6 months. They haven't, but appe...

                    August 03, 2016 view discussion
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