Ruth's story

"When I was diagnosed I found many useful websites on the scientific explanations of having thyroid cancer, but nothing on what it could possibly feel like after the operation or how I would cope with being a cancer survivor.  I have written this so that people who are going through the same or similar cancer may be able to identify with some of my side affects and get comfort from someone who has survived this terrible disease."

"What happened to me physically may not happen to someone else.  I had never had an operation in my life and I was very unaware of the physical implications on my body.  If I had been able to read someone else's personal account of having thyroid cancer and the after affects of surgery I may have been able to understand what my body would need to recover..."