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Jo C. Burzycki Patient Expert

Albuquerque, New Mexico
I'm a 35 year old mother and wife living with cancer. My two oldest children and I were... Full Bio
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It's My One Year Anniversary Tod... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's My One Year Anniversary Today Today it has been exactly one year since I received my cancer diagnosis. All these thoughts roll through my head and all these things ... Read on »
Finally Some Relief! Tuesday I w... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Finally Some Relief! Tuesday I went to my appointment with B (actually I saw Brad the PA) and just laid it all on the table for him as far as what's going on with me rig ... Read on »
You ARE The Weakest Link...GOODB... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer You ARE The Weakest Link...GOODBYE!!! Monday night the nutritionist called me and we talked. We made an appointment for next week and she told me to keep a food diary. Sh ... Read on »
Mi Vida Loca! Just when you thin... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Mi Vida Loca! Just when you think things are settling down they go haywire again. First of all, Sis now has bloodwork on Wednesday with Big B. We're testing her for pheo ... Read on »
Sometimes I don't even want to u... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sometimes I don't even want to update anymore because I'm tired of posting messed up stuff. *sigh* I had my MRI on Sept 6th and when I called the Pain Specialist for th ... Read on »
Doctor Appointments/ Updates On ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Doctor Appointments/ Updates On August 30th I had my blood draw for thyroid levels and they came back still supressed which I guess means I'm still hyperthyroid. They wer ... Read on »
Sorry that it has been so long i... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sorry that it has been so long in between posts. I've just felt pretty lost and down lately leaving me not wanting to post anything. Plus we've been moving. As I said, ... Read on »
July 28 Pain Appointment Just go... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer July 28 Pain Appointment Just got back from my appointment with the pain doctor a little while ago. The short version is that it most likely is going to be ANOTHER month ... Read on »
Update From My Endo Appointment ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Update From My Endo Appointment Well first of all, the results of the kids' bloodwork came back last week. The results were pretty good overall. Both of them came back w ... Read on »
Another Ped Endo Bites The Dust ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Another Ped Endo Bites The Dust Well I took the kids to meet a new pediatric endocrinologist today only to have it go horribly horribly wrong. :( When I called and set u ... Read on »
Catching You Up To Now I figured... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Catching You Up To Now I figured I would just skip the play by play and just catch you up to the here and now so here it is. I had bloodwork done a few weeks ago but I g ... Read on »
Back At Home- Post Surgery I sta... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Back At Home- Post Surgery I started feeling lousy on the way home from the hospital Monday (June 6th) but chalked it up to a long few days and having to travel home. On ... Read on »
Jo's Second Surgery- Thyroidecto... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Jo's Second Surgery- Thyroidectomy w/Lymph Node Dissection and Parathyroid Reimplantation. Say that one five times fast! ;) I'm going to keep the pre-surgery part s ... Read on »
Just a quick update ... Well the... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just a quick update... Well they moved my appointment with the head and neck surgeon and my pre-op appointment to June 1st so we don't have to go down two days early af ... Read on »
My neck surgery is scheduled for... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My neck surgery is scheduled for June 2nd...next week. We have to be there on May 31st because I have pre-op and an appointment with the head and neck surgeon that day in Ta ... Read on »
CT Scan The night before the sca... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer CT Scan The night before the scan, I had to drink one of the barium shakes and about half an hour later the reaction I had the first time to the stuff started again. I s ... Read on »
Somewhat MEN2a Related... I'm ad... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Somewhat MEN2a Related... I'm adding this in because it's a medical happening in our lives and is also because of the recent surgeries etc. Yesterday Sis came up to ... Read on »
Jo's Chat With The Endo So I did... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Jo's Chat With The Endo So I didn't really have an appointment with my endo but she discussed some stuff with me. I told her the Cortef is working great and I am feeling ... Read on »
Big B and Sis- Endocrinologist A... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Big B and Sis- Endocrinologist Appointment The bloodwork came back from the kids' tests and Sis can stop taking the Tums now because her calcium levels are fine. I broug ... Read on »
Okay Now ME Well let's see, I wa... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Okay Now ME Well let's see, I was suppose to have my thyroidectomy on May 10th but after much thought I rescheduled it. The reason why is because it has seemed like sinc ... Read on »