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I am so tired/angry of others telling me it could be much worse than thyroid cancer (and crohn’s). I know that but it was/is still such a painful, exhausting, terrifying experience and that has felt dismissed. I’ve internalized it so much that a big part of me feels guilty for feeling sad about being physically drained and miserable daily, especially now that I’m cancer free and every other health issue is “well-managed.” It’s lonely enough, why do I constantly dismiss myself?

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    • awdumb

      762d

      I also have heard this multiple times from doctors. I have decided a natural approach to healing and they definitely didn’t appreciate that.. I’m so sorry. I feel the reason people say that is an attempt to soothe the pain but I does quite the opposite. Your feelings are entirely valid when it comes to your own health and journey.

    • awdumb

      762d

      I also have heard this multiple times from doctors. I have decided a natural approach to healing and they definitely didn’t appreciate that.. I’m so sorry. I feel the reason people say that is an attempt to soothe the pain but I does quite the opposite. Your feelings are entirely valid when it comes to your own health and journey.

    • Dede1981

      857d

      My levels just finally went to where the doctor wanted them to be, but the strange thing is I still don't feel normal I just don't feel like me at all. From what everyone around me says I should be great now, supposedly able to lose weight which will be a first in what will be a long struggle, and I should feel happy but I'm not so sure that I do. My levels dropped so fast that I'm afraid it is going to go back up especially since it started dropping when the pharmacy messed up my medicine and gave me 25mcg instead of 225mcg (which is 2 pills and they only filled 1 pretty sure I didn't have to tell you that but just wanted to make sure it was clear lol)

    • birthday.candle

      857d

      Thank you for your comment, I feel you. Even 5 years later, if I tell someone new I had cancer I can’t help but be emotional. And feeling like a stranger in your body doesn’t help. So grateful for communities like these where people are expressing their everyday struggles with thyroid issues. Especially when my doctor’s seem baffled I feel bad even though my thyroid levels are normal (although I’m kept intentionally very hyperthyroid postcancer so I’m not sure how I should be expected go feel ‘normal’).

    • Dede1981

      858d

      💕I know that thyroid cancer is the least threatening of all the cancers but that doesn't make it any better when you have to fill out new forms at the doctors office and it really hits you that you had cancer. Then on top of that if you have your thyroid removed you don't feel the same I tried to explain it to my husband because he asked, the only way I could explain it to him was to tell him that it was like I had 2 bodies the one that I knew if something was wrong from before I had surgery and then the new body that I don't understand at all I feel like laughing and crying and being mad and all different emotions all at once and I can't tell if I feel good or bad hot or cold I don't know who I am or anything anymore when it comes to me

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