PATIENT INTERVIEWS

Hyperthyroidism

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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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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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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