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Old 09-24-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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My thyroid ultrasound showed multiple nodules on it. Having blood work tomorrow. Then an appointment with an endocrinologist.

Anybody have this experience? I am pretty nervous about it.

Thanks.
My mum, as a child, had x-ray therapy for tonsillitis (it was common to do that, then). Eventually (in her 70's I believe) her thyroid had to be removed and she's on replacement thyroid medication. It hasn't caused her any problem since then, except when the folks who care for her decide she should 'try to taper off that level of thyroid medication'. She quickly puts them straight about that!!!

 
Old 09-24-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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My mum, as a child, had x-ray therapy for tonsillitis (it was common to do that, then). Eventually (in her 70's I believe) her thyroid had to be removed and she's on replacement thyroid medication. It hasn't caused her any problem since then, except when the folks who care for her decide she should 'try to taper off that level of thyroid medication'. She quickly puts them straight about that!!!

The people who are trying to modify her thyroid meds....... what is wrong with people like that? Why do they think they know better? It drives me nuts when people think they know more than the doctor or the patient does.
 
Old 09-24-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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My sister passed early this morning. She is now out of any pain, physical or emotional, and living in peace now. I am on the fence about what I believe happens after death (for myself). But I want to believe she is in a much better place now. She suffered a long, hard, challenging life.
 
Old 09-24-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocrine_system

The endocrine system includes both the pancreas and the thyroid and a few others. It includes any gland that secretes directly into the blood system.
Thank you for this information.
 
Old 09-24-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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NYCgal2NC, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Even though you've been expecting it, it is still hard to accept. Be sure to take extra care of yourself during this stressful time!
 
Old 09-24-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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NYCgal2NC, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Even though you've been expecting it, it is still hard to accept. Be sure to take extra care of yourself during this stressful time!
Thank you Deelighted. She was diagnosed in January. She fought it for a long time.
 
Old 09-24-2015, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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NYGal: I am very sorry this is happening to you now, along with the medical stuff going on. You have had alot in your life lately. The loss of a sister is so terribly sad and I have never experienced this, so cannot say "I know how you feel." But please know, we are here for you with prayers and good wishes for you at this difficult time. Barb
 
Old 09-24-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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NYGal: I am very sorry this is happening to you now, along with the medical stuff going on. You have had alot in your life lately. The loss of a sister is so terribly sad and I have never experienced this, so cannot say "I know how you feel." But please know, we are here for you with prayers and good wishes for you at this difficult time. Barb

I can't say it any better than this.

boogies'mom
 
Old 09-24-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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PhxBarb and newcomputer: Thank you so very much.
 
Old 09-24-2015, 11:06 AM
 
Location: SW US
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My sister passed early this morning. She is now out of any pain, physical or emotional, and living in peace now. I am on the fence about what I believe happens after death (for myself). But I want to believe she is in a much better place now. She suffered a long, hard, challenging life.

I'm sorry to hear of your sister's passing. As you say, she is now free of pain and sickness.
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