I had a TT on 2/21/06 with a 1 cm papillary tumor, nothing in the nodes. I am currently on 125mcg of synthroid. I asked to prepare for my RAI ablation trreatment with Thyrogen so I don't have to live hypo for 6 weeks. I am feeling good, I don't think I had the "hypo slump" after TT because my doc started me on 100mcg of synthroid about 8 weeks before surgery , because I was slightly hypo. I think it helped to have that 100mcg in my system.
This message board has been so helpful! Do any of you know of any other boards on the web that have a papillary cancer category? This is the most active Thyroid site I have come across. I found a couple, but posts were old and no activity currently.
Good luck to all of us! And remember when the going gets tough, we have (had) the most curable human cancer there is.
ps . my incision looks GREAT....but the swelling beneath seems to be taking forever!!! Doc said could be June before it is flat? What was your experience?