I am so happy to be taking Synthroid again. I can't wait to feel better...
I had my one year post thyroidectomy for papillary cancer this past Friday (4-29-11). It was pure torture to be off my meds for three weeks! I still feel poor but I know eventually it will get better.
I'm anxious now to get my results. Does anyone know where it would be considered "normal" for an area to "light up" on a whole body scan? I took my pill Wednesday and was told it would be flushed out my system through urine. When I took my test I was able to see the black screen with tiny little white pinpoints to show my body. There were two very bright spots. One was most certainly my bladder which I know is normal. The other was upper left chest. I had some very small areas around my thyroid (or where my thyroid used to be) light up but nothing looked suspicious there. I was just wondering about the one in my chest.... It was much brighter on the posterior view than the anterior. I guess I'll hear from my doctor Monday or Tuesday... I was just curious.
Originally I had a large nodule on my left thyroid lobe and a small one on the right. The cancer had also moved into 4 surrounding lymph nodes which were removed as well. They didn't see anything in the surrounding tissue upon removal.