Jul 24, 2009 - 1:54 pm
Hi all. I just had a TT last Friday, 7/17/09, and my surgery went okay, although the recovery is really blasting me. Since Saturday of last week when I returned home, I hardly have the energy to perform any tasks at all. Perhaps I'm taking things to quickly though. My neck does not hurt, it was my throat from the tube they put down your throat during surgery. My problem is this: how long does it really and truly take to recover? I have been on Synthroid for years, and last year, my TSH was 2.1 which is not really all that bad, but 10 weeks ago, it was over 6.0. My endo increased me to 175 mcg. I have Hashimoto's autoimmune disease, and my antibodies were almost 20,000. The normal range is 0-60.
For the first time, yesterday, I took 1/2 hour and went to the grocery store, and was standing at the checkout line, and immediately starting breaking out in this cold clammy sweat, and by the time I returned home, I was soaking wet. I've gotten the sweats like this just from sitting on the sofa, doing absolutely nothing, and I feel honestly, like I have a severe case of the flu. The sweats are not hot flashes, but cold clammy sweats, and they are horrible, just drenching wet sweats, whether I'm doing something or not. I could not even finish washing my dishes yesterday a.m.
My diagnosis was severely diseased thyroid with 1.8 cm mass in right lobe. The diseased gland is actually from Hashimoto's autoimmune disease. I have suffered from both hyper and hypothyroid for years, until finally, full circle, my thyroid gland completely died. I'm just so exhausted I've never felt this way. Any advice or thoughts are greatly appreciated.