My names Kirsty, and i was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when i was 13, i had to have 2 surgeries for a total thyroid removal and para thyroids , and also had a round of radiation. Cancer returned when i was 16 and just had another round of radiation to clear me of cancer!
Anyway now im 25 and have not had cancer since (YAY), but i feel as though now im getting older that all the effects of having no thyroid and parathyroids are really hitting me hard. I struggle to have energy, my brain cant even function some days, my joints are horrible, i get depressed at least once a month, i feel weak ,i dont feel like a normal 25 yr old, i also dont feel like i can talk to many people about this beacause they just dont understand,and i also feel paranoid that something is wrong with me all the time and i stress about cancer coming back or other cancers.. the list goes on lol.....I hate it, and i wonder am i the only person that feels like this ??? Sometimes i just feel so lonely even though i have so many people in my life 😞 ugh...what does one do ?
If anybody can relate please share 🙂
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