Hi everyone. I'm new to this site and looking for others that have had their thyroid removed.
I am set to have surgery for mine to be completely removed on Feb 9th. I've struggled with many Dr's and different levels over the years, weight gain, feeling tired, depressed etc.
Recently I had biopsies on many of the larger nodules that I have-apparently I have famiies living on my thyroid...many nodules on both sides. They sent me back in for another biopsy with a pathologist present and still the results were inconclusive. My Dr had recommended that I have my thyroid and all the nodules removed as they are getting bigger over the years, and the one nodule is consided suspious, until they can fully remove and take a look at it. Of couse my mind has raced between having the surgery and bailing out. I've read so many things from people that feel worse now than they did before, gained substantial weight, feel lousy, hair loss etc voice changed....Then I have to reel myself back in and say those may be the extremes...I'm doing it for peace of mind to be sure I dont have cancer. Just alot of questions, nerves and anxiety about the whole post surgery days. Can someone tell me how it went for them. I'm scheduled to be off for 2 weeks from work, so I feel that's enogh time to get back into the swing of things. Is that correct? I have visions of the opposite happening! Looking for others that have this begind them, what I can expect, not expect, and help me calm my nerves before I call the whole thing off!
Thanking you in advance!