August 26th will be my surgery. I will have the total thyroidectomy a well as a modified neck dissection on the left side for I have some spread to lymph nodes.
I am scared to death. I have NEVER even had any kind of surgery none the less something like this.
Please can any/all who read this share their experience with me if you also got the neck dissection? Things like ways to cope with fear, pain afterwords, recovery, time in hospital, hints..etc.
I have 5 kids, one being only 4 months old and I am really worried about caring for them afterwards..I do have help but how long will I be unable to do anything. Also my oldest son starts kindergarten 12 days after surgery, I want to see him off, do you think that is possible..
Thanks to those who have already talked with me...Trying not to worry everyday but I would be lying if I said I wasn't...
Take care everyone, and thanks in advance...
Hugs and Prayers*****