Aug 04, 2009 - 7:53 pm
I had a total thyroidectomy in Dec. 2006 which showed follicular variant papillary carcinoma. I underwent the I131 treatement in March of 2007 and had massive problems with my parotid gland while I was still in the hospital and it has kept getting worse for the past 2 1/2 years. I was finally cancer free in Jan of this year, and have just been told I need a superficial parotidectomy because of chronic inflamation and infection. I am on .225mg of synthroid and am constantly tired and have an extremely difficult time losing weight. 2 things...has anyone had to have their parotid gland removed and what can be done about the tiredness and weight. I'm only 37 and this will be my 16th surgery....