Re: Frustrated update
An endo needs to be handling your follow up care---surgeon must make sure the wound is fine, and then you never have to see him again.
Did you have a total or a partial? Some endos/surgeons recommend a total, no matter how small the cancer, and some recommend RAI no matter how small, it all depends who you are working with.
Either way, you will have to keep your TSH as suppressed as possible to avoid spread/recurrence of the cancer.
Did your doctors office draw the blood? Nowadays, I have it done at labs where they draw blood all day long--I had similar experiences with doctor's offices taking my blood.