Funny how what we know, we insist on pushing on others.

A friend of mine has had a few symptoms over the last year or so, and I've ridden her about going to a doctor, what to ask, what to insist upon, blah blah blah.

Her tests on Monday showed contained thyroid cancer. Her operation for full removal is 6 January. I've never been so happy that I was a pushy bitch in my life.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what the symptoms would be that might indicate thyroid cancer?

I've had thyroid problems for many years, doc says it's Hashimoto's but I always thought Hashimoto's presented with goiter and I don't have one. I have loads of anti-TPO and loads of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies and have heard that might indicate cancer. It scares me not to know, and doc won't run anymore tests.

Good for you for helping your friend.

December 17, 2008 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger quin browne said...

she had a rough voice, her hair was falling out, fast weight gain, swollen ankles... a number of signs. she also had a cyst. this really marks something.

have they done an ultrasound on your thyroid? i can't say what the antibodies do, as all of my levels were completely normal on the day of my operation, and i had second stage cancer...

be proactive, find another doctor.


December 17, 2008 at 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May we all have pushy people like you in our lives when we need them!

December 18, 2008 at 5:51 AM  
Blogger Katie Schwartz said...

Being a pushy bitch is goddess worthy. Pushy bitches save lives and get it, all of it done!

December 20, 2008 at 6:57 AM  
Anonymous Deb B said...

Yes, my darling Pushy Bitch- you have saved my life again...only literally this time! The best advice I can give to others is insist on an ultrasound! Oh- and be your own Pushy Bitch! If your doctor won't listen or take you seriously, find another doctor!
Thanks again my Sister of the Heart!

December 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Freida of the Bees said...

This is the most beautiful work of sisterhood I've, perhaps, ever witnessed.

Thank you for sharing this.

December 20, 2008 at 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Tiffany said...

Wow never thought id find a blog dedicated to the thyroid...I hope ur friend's ordeal turns out ok..i was diagnosed with hypthy. in sept...ive had an ultrasound already...only symptoms im havin so far is gaining weight (15 pounds), fatigue, and sometimes i have cold intolerance

January 10, 2009 at 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Tiffany said...


January 10, 2009 at 12:43 AM  

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