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#073 Human rights & children's thyroid cancer

I am currently writing a few summaries of my last fieldwork, and I just read a memo on a middle-aged man making an odd point on the link between thyroid cancer monitoring and human rights in post-Fukushima Japan. 554 more words


The pre-op consultation

Friday was the day of the last consultation leading up to the surgery planned for Monday. I say “planned” because there was still one BIG obstacle to get over before knife could touch my skin. 274 more words


Wednesday the 8th of November

09:45am – Arrived at my local GP clinic for the initial consultation, My GP completed the examination and advised me to get full set of bloods and ultrasound of thyroid + bilateral neck done today. 258 more words

Thyroid Cancer

The CT scan

A CT scan was requested by my Specialist Surgeon to determine the extent of the spreading to other parts of my neck and chest but also to collect valuable data as to the anatomical changes being done by my new space consuming friends. 228 more words


Meeting my Surgeon & biopsy results

Today my fiance and I meet with the man who was going to carry out my surgery (if I needed it done). We travelled to a suburb in Brisbane City called Spring Hill, just on the edge of the City Centre, so parking was still a huge issue. 231 more words


Why Thyroid Problems Make You Tired.

I had my thyroid removed 15 years ago due to thyroid cancer.   I am well-versed in thyroid disease and treatments, and try to offer others insight on thyroid-related issues when they need it.   503 more words

My Journey

Biopsy Friday

Friday was the next day to complete tasks that would help confirm my diagnosis of Thyroid cancer. Friday was the biopsy day. My fiance and I both travelled by car to our place of work, which is our State’s Childrens Hospital. 279 more words