Thyroid Problem - page 2
Hello. I have some question about thyroid problem. I am a new nursing student starting the BSN study in the fall. I've got a physical exam for the nursing school. Everything was fine, but the... Read More
Jun 20, '04Occupation: R.N. Specialty: 27 year(s) of experience in cardiac, diabetes, OB/GYN ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 1,947; Likes: 418If you have hypothyroidism , most people don't know that you shouldn't have intake of soy products as it interferes with absorption, and it should be taken on an empty stomach...
Jun 20, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Neuro, NICU ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 27; Likes: 1I'm about to enter my last year of clinicals for my ASN degree. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer through an incidental finding during a parathyroidectomy about 7 years ago. They weren't able to remove all of the cancer due to a right recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis from a previous surgery, so I technically still have cancer. I manage to work full-time, go to school full-time and have a fiance and four dogs all while having thyroid cancer that is well-managed by medicine.
The first thing you need to do is FIND A GOOD ENDOCRINOLOGIST! One that you trust and believe in. While most doctors are well-meaning, endocrinology is a tricky system and it takes a lot of know-how to manage it correctly. Then, be sure to research everything he tells you - it will benefit your health and eventually schooling. FINALLY, get your books, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, etc. and start studying for that nursing degree!
Don't let anything stop you from following your dream!