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#1 vdshelton

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:50 PM

Hi all,

Just asking a few questions that popped up in my head. I will have a TT mid to late December (has been scheduled as of yet - still waiting on further tests) for papillary thyroid cancer.

Just wondering if anyone has LOST weight since their TT? If so, how? Diet? Are supplements even a consideration after the surgery?

I plan on discussing possible diet options as well as diet pills (even prescribed phentermine) with my doctor and if I can take them after having my thyroid. More than a year ago, I lost a ton of weight using phentermine. My doc prescribed it, lost the weight, and then when I fell into my normal weight range he took me off of it. Since the thyroid issue came up, I have gained 20 lbs back. :(

Getting super sad that I can't fit into anything anymore...
Thanks,

Val





- Diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer --Nov. 16, 2011
- First visit with surgeon -- Nov. 21, 2011
- Pre-Op visit -- Dec. 12, 2011
- Surgery date -- Dec. 20, 2011
- RAI treatment -- Feb. 9, 2012
- Start 150 mcg of synthroid -- Feb 11, 2012

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#2 joplin1975

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:10 PM

Well, I certainly did not lose (GRUMP), but I think the majority opinion will go something like this:

Get your thyroid out, take care of yourself and let yourself recover, what will be with the weight will be, get your meds regulated, put yourself on a strict diet and exercise program, see where that takes you, and then cross the supplement bridge at that time.

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Total Thyroidectomy 8/29/11
TSH 71.17 on 9/14/11
RAI 100mci 9/23/11
Starting point for replacement meds: 50 mcgs of Synthroid, TSH 121.88 on 11/8/11; 100 mcgs of Synthroid, TSH 43.21 on 12/9/11; 137 mcgs of Synthroid, TSH 7.88 on 1/11/12; TSH 8.38 on 2/9/12, 150 mcgs of Synthroid, TSH 2.81 on 3/27/12, TSH 0.54 on 5/8/12, TSH 0.78 on 8/8/12, TSH 0.39 on 12/20/12, TSH 0.24 on 3/5/13, TSH 0.33 on 4/15/14, TSH .12 on 3/10/15, TSH 0.21 on 9/15/2016, TSH .12 on 2/17/17.

#3 webster2

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:41 PM

Joplin gives excellent advice.

Thyroid Storm June 2011

Graves Disease DX June 13, 2011
Completion Thyroidectomy July 28, 2011
(right side removed 11/14/1990)
Papillary Cancer
2.25 grains Nature-throid (11/2011-8/2013)
still looking for the correct dose 12/3 (125 mcg 5 x week 112 2x week) 5 mcg cytomel  2 x day
Life is very good! :)


#4 nodakmom

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:33 PM

I've gained about 10 pounds since my TT but that is totally due to me eating way too much. After being on the low iodine diet there was the backlash of enjoying junk food again, and then Thanksgiving came. I'm hoping with some diet adjustment and getting back into exercise I can lose a little again.
My Thyroid Journey Timeline
Fall 2003 - Ultrasound, Tc 9 scan, FNA
Yearly ultrasounds
August 2011 - Ultrasound, FNA-left side inconclusive and growing
October 13, 2011 - Total Thyroidectomy
November 1, 2011 - Confirmed Follicular-Variant Papillary Cancer, well-differentiated & encapsulated
November 9, 2011 - Radioactive Iodine Ablation 50mci
Taking 200mcg Synthroid

#5 vdshelton

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:39 PM

*sigh* all the Thanksgiving leftovers are officially gone as of today.

Guess that means back to the diet :(. I'm trying to lose before I even go into surgery then continue back on it about the TT.

Hope everyone had a great holiday! :)
Thanks,

Val





- Diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer --Nov. 16, 2011
- First visit with surgeon -- Nov. 21, 2011
- Pre-Op visit -- Dec. 12, 2011
- Surgery date -- Dec. 20, 2011
- RAI treatment -- Feb. 9, 2012
- Start 150 mcg of synthroid -- Feb 11, 2012

#6 nodakmom

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:58 PM

All of our 'goody' thanksgiving food is finally gone, but I still have a bucket load of turkey. At least that is healthy (unless I add mayo lol).
My Thyroid Journey Timeline
Fall 2003 - Ultrasound, Tc 9 scan, FNA
Yearly ultrasounds
August 2011 - Ultrasound, FNA-left side inconclusive and growing
October 13, 2011 - Total Thyroidectomy
November 1, 2011 - Confirmed Follicular-Variant Papillary Cancer, well-differentiated & encapsulated
November 9, 2011 - Radioactive Iodine Ablation 50mci
Taking 200mcg Synthroid




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