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Dear Thyroid Patients and Doctors,
I am a recent inductee to the thyroid cancer group- having been diagnosed fall of 2010, undergoing radical surgery January of 2011, and now gearing up to be “day glow”, thanks to RAI treatments next week. I just have one simple question… When do I get my neck back?
You see, I understand that I will have a scar for some time that is noticeable (I expected that- which is why I set up the Twitter Charity Scarf Campaign* to adorn my neck and highlight other causes).
But, I want to know when I get to OWN my neck? When will junior docs stop poking at me at teaching hospitals?
When will the swelling that seems to come and go, and then come back even worse when I have a cold finally LEAVE?
When will vocal coaches stop holding my neck to help retrain my dulcet tones to work correctly?
And when will people who “know” stop trying to catch a glimpse of “the neck”…
So, I ask… When do I get MY neck back… and not one that looks like I am a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers?!
Thanks for reading-
(Bio) Louise Sattler: Owner of Signing Families, Psychologist, founder of 411Voices media network and apparently a “wanna-be” linebacker: Twitter Charity Scarf- see my blog and also on Twitter #TwitterCharityScarf Website, Signing Families, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Linked In and You Tube
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