𝑀𝓎 𝓃𝒶𝓂𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝑅𝒾𝒸𝓀𝑒𝓂𝒶. I am a 30-year-old medical biller and mom of two beautiful boys. 🧍🏽♀️🧍🏾♂️🧍🏾♂️🥰.
I first discovered a lump on the right side of my neck in April 2019. After I had my second son, I started experiencing mild discomfort and blockage when swallowing. I was sent for an ultrasound as well as a biopsy, and the nodule, measuring larger than 2.5 centimeters, was found to be benign. ✨
💨 Fast forward to 2020, and a smaller nodule had developed on the left side. I began to experience severe pain on the right side of my neck accompanied by hoarseness. I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer of the right nodule on Oct. 5, 2020, which is when I opted for a complete thyroidectomy, performed on Nov. 19, 2020. I also underwent one week of radiation in February of this year. Now life is about getting my hormones and TSH levels right. 🎗🦋💪🏽
I am grateful that I paid attention to my body. I now stress to everyone the importance of checking your neck, as thyroid cancer is the least talked about. 🙏🏽🦋✨
𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀 𝓎𝑜𝓊 @misses_forbidden 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓈𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒿𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓃𝑒𝓎 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓊𝓈. 𝐹𝑜𝓇 𝓇𝑒𝓂𝒾𝓃𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓊𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓂𝓅𝑜𝓇𝓉𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓁𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒷𝑜𝒹𝒾𝑒𝓈. ✨👂🏾🦋🎗