May Photo A Day ~ Day 27: Can’t Live Without

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…Thyrax. Half a pill every morning on an empty stomach. Wait 30 minutes before having breakfast.

Started this routine in 2009, a year after I underwent thyroid lobectomy (due to possibly malignant nodule in my left thyroid lobe). The diagnosis was Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. “Luckily” the type is the slowest in terms of growth rate and it was found early (2nd stage) but apparently the remaining thyroid gland cannot keep up so I have to take this supplement every day for the rest of my life. To get to this dose I have to endure weight loss/gain, stomach cramps, hair loss, and mood swing episodes. But the good news is when I saw the doctor last week the numbers were all good, which means half a pill will do for now. 🙂

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