Hi! I’m a 23yr old graduating engineering management student. Two months ago I went to an endocrinologist to have the lump in my neck checked. She told me I have hypothyroidism and asked me to do a series of blood tests.
Last June 1, my FNA biopsy was found suspicious for papillary carcinoma – a type of thyroid cancer. When the word cancer sunk in, I was crushed. I had so many questions. I was in my last term in college and I wanted to finish my thesis and graduate in August. I’m young and I don’t have any problems besides feeling sleepy/tired 80% of the time.
I was then referred to the best thyroid surgeon in the hospital and after a month of anxiety, several lab tests, biopsy, and a neck ultrasound, I’m finally cleared for surgery.
Three days from now, I’ll be undergoing total thyroidectomy wherein my surgeon will be removing my entire thyroid gland to further examine if these thyroid nodules are indeed malignant.
To anybody who has experienced TT, can you give me some tips on how to recover faster? I have never had any surgery in my whole life so I feel terrified right now.
Please include me in your prayers and that all may be well. Thank you!