May 23, 2012 - 6:11 pm
HI- i just wanted to post about my Thyroidectomy experience- Because it was rare and there was hardly any information out there for me. last April I had my thyroid removed do to a small cancerous tumor. I also had 80 lymph nodes removed- 8 were cancerous. At the age of 29 it was a pretty rough experience, especially because I was getting married 4 months after my surgery. The worst was after the surgery- the normal 2 night stay at the hospital turned into 7 nights due to a .05 chance of a Chyle Leak. When i finally did leave the hospital i had to have that bag hang off my neck for an additional 2.5 weeks. Just wanted to put it out there- if this happens to anyone- please feel free to ask me about my experience.