81: Recovering From Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Faster, Better, and Stronger with Evan Simon, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Oregon State University

In this episode, we hear from Evan Simon, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Oregon State University. Evan was diagnosed with advanced Stage IV thyroid cancer, which resulted a 13 hour surgery. At the end of his surgery, Evan was told he would not be able to lift his hands overhead for 3 months, instead he broke the odds, taking him only 3 weeks.

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53: Patient Story 2 – Kimberly Dorris – A Comprehensive Analysis of Graves’ Disease

This episode is a thorough presentation of Graves' Disease from Kimberly Dorris, an educator and expert, and also a patient. In this episode, listeners will gain a thorough understanding of a disease that is often confused with other diagnosis. Kimberly Dorris is the Executive Director and CEO of the Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation, a small nonprofit organization based in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Ms. Dorris has a unique perspective on thyroid dysfunction, having lived with both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. She was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 2007 and took methimazole for seven years. A​pproximately 18 months after stopping the methimazole, she became hypothyroid and is currently taking replacement hormone. ​

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50: Patient Story 1 – Judy O’Reilly – Thyroid Cancer and Hypothyroidism

In this episode, we hear from Judy O'Reilly. Judy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2011. Following surgery, Judy speaks about the frequent challenges, including adjusting medication dosages, hypothyroidism, and her energy levels hitting the wall during daily activities. For Judy, the cancer diagnosis forced the conversation of talking about death with her children and husband. A singer and musician, the thyroid cancer and resulting surgery has caused vocal challenges.

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48: Father, husband, runner, musician, and the lifestyle changes that came after thyroid cancer surgery (Patient Story)

In this interview, some of the key points include:Self-discovered thyroid noduleDiagnosed thyroid noduleFNA and biopsy5 cm noduleJuice cleanse and no more red meat3 hour surgeryRegret about a Friday afternoon surgeryOutpatient…

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45: Broadway Performer Says No to Thyroid Cancer Surgery → Surveillance Instead

Jody Gelb is a Broadway singer and actress.  Six months ago she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, during a doctor's visit for an unrelated issue.  This news sparked immediate research…

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30: A Patient’s Determination to Find Better Treatment for Hashimoto’s

In this episode we hear from Doug, and 37 year old, male patient of Hashimoto's. Discussed, are the following topics: • Panic attacks • Nervous • Sweating • Can’t get out of bed • Putting on weight • Feeling coldness • NP Thyroid® • L-Tyrosine • Synthroid • WP Thyroid • WP Thyroid and L-Tyrosine combination therapy • High heart rate on T3

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29: Patient Stories – Hashimoto’s Disease and the Thyroid Change Petition for Change

In this interview, the following topics are discussed: * Better treatment options for thyroid disease * Better testing for thyroid disease * Mental challenges * Juggling career and Hashimoto's * The word insignificant * The role of T3 and biological connections * Diagnosed at twelve years old * Disappearing eyebrows

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26: Diagnosed With Graves Disease Then Thyroid Cancer

18 years ago Lorrie was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Then, in 2017 she received a diagnosis of thyroid cancer.  In this episode we hear Lorrie describe the following: * Papillary thyroid cancer * Long delayed pathology results * Graves’ disease * Balancing Graves’ disease and a thyroid cancer diagnosis * Emotional roller coaster of feeling optimistic and other days of sadness. * The feelings and emotions of related to a cancer diagnosis * Being careful about the information shared on the Internet and potential negativity * Support network and family * Nodule size was 1.1 cm, but with history of Graves’ disease, she decided to forego active surveillance

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24: Professional Triathlete, Ironman Champion, and Facing Thyroid Cancer with Karen Smyers

In this episode, we hear Karen describe what the calls, ‘character building’ moments, including how she approached thyroid cancer in the midst of of preparing for the 2000 Olympics. Other obstacles included a torn hamstring, being hit by a 18-wheeler, and a broken collar bone. Regardless of the obstacle, Karen was able to stay focused on and win the Pro National Ironman Championship. At 42 and post thyroid cancer, Karen gave birth to her second child. Listen to this episode and you will be inspired by Karen’s determination, perseverance, and approach to living life to the fullest. And, in some cases pushing boundaries and achieving what some would say not possible.

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