San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in November 2013. I was in stage 2 of the cancer. I had my surgery on December 10, 2013 at Porter Regional Hospital. My doctor had to end up removing my whole thyroid. It had spread further then they thought. I was sent up to the University of Chicago Hospital. They were concerned I had a rare form of cancer. I had a CT scan done there and lab work. I was sent back to Porter for my radioactive iodine treatments. I had to have two rounds of the iodine treatments and two CT scans. I was out of work for five months and will be on thyroid medication for the rest of my life. I also have to have a CT scan every year to make sure I am cancer free. I have to continue to have blood work to monitor my TSH levels for my medications and see doctors regularly. I am only part time at my job and I am still not feeling one-hundred percent. I get fatigued very easily and it is a very emotional journey but I am thankful for all of the support of my family and friends. It has been a blessing."
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Monica Jarvis & Liz Davids & friends/family