Fight for Thyroid cancer
Organized by: Diana Ramos
want to begin by say so many thanks to all of you who just took the time to read my story wether you donated or not thank you. I want to say this is all very scary to me. I recently went to the doctors 2 weeks ago, for slight medical issues I was having not thinking anything major of it just looking for answers as to why I had sever fatigue, pain in my neck and back of head, slight chills at night etc., well after some extensive blood work and physical exam, the doctor tells me he wants me to get further blood work and even a biopsy done of my neck. I paused and looked at the doctor with a stunned look as to why? He looked at me and said, there's no need to worry I just feel some nodules in your neck I just want to rule out some things. So I figured ok I did come here for answeres so let me stop worrying and let the doctor do what he has to do. Now here I am going back for more blood work and laid on a table while I had over 8 needles being jammed in my throat back and fourth. I have to say it was the worse pain and experience ever. Well 10 minutes later it was all over. I was sent home on my Mary way and await for the doctors call with the results. 5 days now past and I got the call I was anxiously waiting for, only to hear the doctor say we need you to come in to discuss the results. I couldn't help but to be completely silent on the phone to gather my thoughts and think of why and what I was going to say. I had a big knot in my throat and couldn't swallow. I went in the next day to see the doctor to hear the worse thing ever. He looks at me and saids we have found that you have papillary carcenoma, which would be thyroid cancer. I just laid back on the hospital bed and cried my eyes out, so scared for everything, not knowing the severity, what was going to happen next, what was going to happen with my kids and everything else. Lots and lots of fears and worries going through my head. Since then I had been to several more appointments and testing a and have now told I need surgery to remove the thyroid glands to try and stop it from spreading to other places. This was my.biggest fear and concern. I now sit here hopeless, I have nowhere to turn to as I come from a low poverty family and had my free state insurance cancelled due to only making 25k a year for a family of 5, yes that's how the state works sad but true. I now sit here with needing surgery and no one to turn to to help my family with my medical expenses as well as help at home for myself and my4 children. I will need to be out of work for 3 to for weeks as I receive surgery and receive radio active iodine that will require me to stay 2 weeks contained in the hospital with no visits. To many people thyroid cancer may not be major as I once believed myself, well I took the time to research and read about it and this is very important in a human body and its a cancer no matter what. Its a life changing experience I wish upon no one. Please share my story and awareness. To all thank you for reading my story may god be with us all...