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I Had a Thyroidectomy

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    Im Writing To Anyone Else Who's Had A Thyroidectomy.

    I wrote everything out and it got deleted. Im writing to anyone else who's had a thyroidectomy. I had a complete one 2 weeks ago. And my incision site itself is healing great. It's scabbed over already and everything. But I woke up this morning with a hard marble shaped and sized...
    Aria333 Aria333 22-25 2 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Ive Just Had My Thyroid Op

    im 4 weeks into recovering from the removal of all my thyroid, it flaired up after having my first son, however i fell pregnant when my 1st son was 9 mths old, then whilst pregnant they found out i had a goitre, after the surgeons and docs monitoring and one saying it was fine...
    supermum77 supermum77 36-40 Apr 10, 2013

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    Mornings Suck

    I had my Total Thyroidectomy five days ago and since then mornings have been horrible. I wake up in a light sweat, and nauseous. I take 225 mcg of Levothyroxine when I wake up in the morning. In the afternoons after I take my anti nauseant and pain medications I feel better, but...
    markblanton markblanton 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    Total Thyroidectomy Feb. 10, 2011

    My surgery and recovery this far have been pretty easy. It has been 6 days and I just got my results. I thought I had 2 nodgles but I found out today there were 3. One large and 2 very small ones on the other side. I think .6cm and .9cm. My doctor said the big one was not cancer...
    mthebird mthebird 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Had Throidectomy 3 Years Ago

    I was 27 year old man who had noticed big lump in neck when to doctors and was sent for biopsy they found 3centimeter nodule on right gland and during the procedure found another one on other side. I had whole gland removed a mgh and it was the worst experience i ever had in...
    anthony1026 anthony1026 26-30 Nov 27, 2012

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    On The Road To Recovery With A Thyroidectomy

    I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer recently (after having read my medical records finding out it was diagnosed 4/11 from a previous doctor) I had my thyroid removed on Tuesday and feeling ok. There is some tightness and trying to keep my body elevated for the swelling of the...
    USMCAK USMCAK 41-45, F Aug 9, 2012

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    May 7th

    From Wikipedia A thyroidectomy involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. Surgeons often perform a thyroidectomy when a patient has thyroid cancer or some other condition of the thyroid gland (such as hyperthyroidism). Other indications for surgery...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses May 13, 2008

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    Post-op Recovery: Two Days

    I looked everywhere for positive thyroidectomy experiences before my surgery two days ago, and had a hard time coming up with much. So, to help anybody out there like me, I have this: I had my surgery early in the morning on Tuesday, April 13th. It's now Thursday, and I feel so...
    killerchimps killerchimps 31-35 69 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    Bipolar Tendencies

    About a year and a half my doctor ordered a sonogram for blocked coroid artery. In the process they found something else. A nodule on my right thyroid gland. After surgery they advised me that it did not contain any carcinoma. I was sent home to recover. One week later my surgeon...
    Lemondhead56 Lemondhead56 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2012

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    Successful Thyroidectomy On August 29, 2012!

    I just had a total thyroidectomy done by one of the best surgeon, left me with a scratch of line of cut along my existing neck line. The length of my surgery and recovery only took 3 and a half hour before I was submitted to my over night stay. As soon as I was wide awake, I...
    Kemmolly Kemmolly 36-40 Sep 4, 2012

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    Total Thyroidectomy - Not That Bad

    Had a TT on 2/27 and I feel really good. I know I'm only a month out but I can concur with the sentiment about getting an experienced surgeon. Mine was the best in the area and does about 250 per year. I had a little anxiety immediately following surgery but I think I just needed...
    exposure13 exposure13 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    In High School...

    Hi! I'm Kourtnee and I'm 18 years old. About a year ago I noticed a weird lump in my neck and had numerous ultrasounds on it. Finally I had a few biposys. The results came back clear- no cancer. So after removing of the right side of my thyroid, the doctors sent it to the Mayo...
    kourtk kourtk 18-21 Oct 13, 2012

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    I had a total thyroidectomy (my first surgery

    ever) in April as a result of inheriting the oh-so-lovely Hashimoto's Disease from my father. An ultrasound revealed that my thyroid nodules had nodules - all quite large and packed in tighter than sardines, rendering it impossible to accurately biopsy them for cancer...
    Sandlapper Sandlapper 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Tt Not As Bad As Expected!

    I am 36 and had my sx 9/12/2011. Four months ago I felt a nodule on my left side and realized that I wasn't "eating too quickly" but was actually having trouble swallowing. The FNA came back as suspicious for follicular neoplasm so go figure, I had to have surgery regardless. The...
    khatch6609 khatch6609 36-40 1 Response Sep 16, 2011

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    Life After Thyroidectomy

    I am just wondering if there is anybody out there that is going through what I am?  I am a 46 year old female and have had a thyroidectomy over three years ago and still have the same miserable symptoms I had before my surgery!  I am taking Synthroid and have increased my...
    mimmsy mimmsy 46-50 19 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    New Mom And Dying Of Cancer?

    Please don't be thrown by the title of this story. That was tweny years ago that I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. In comparison to my experience with naive country doctors, things sure have come a long way, not only the doctors but the treatments and medicines as well...
    neeblic neeblic 41-45, F Jun 17, 2012

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    No one understands. I'm nearly a year post

    total thyroidectomy and still don't feel "right". Before the operation I had a multinodular goitre for 9 years. It didn't really bother me, apart form the huge lump on my neck and the regular ultrasounds and biopsies. However, during the 9th year, I started to have breathing...
    tiredandwornout321 tiredandwornout321 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Yes...i Had A Total Thyroidectomy A Month Ago...

    After more than a few years of unexplained or unexplainable problems and seeing a lot of doctors, it was finally decided that I needed a total thyroidectomy about a month ago.To be honest, I DO feel better in some areas. I don't feel as tired as I used to feel and my legs don't...
    pakinnee1 pakinnee1 66-70 May 30, 2011

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    Total Thyroidectomy June 28, 2012

    I was figuratively scared to death after reading all these horrible experiences with TT. I was so scared, in fact, that I almost didn't have my surgery. But I did have it yesterday, stayed overnight in the hospital for observation/drainage tube and now I'm back resting fairly...
    Myrab Myrab 46-50 3 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    My Thyroidectomy

    i found out i had a goitre when i was 14, although i must have had it at least a year before that. i had my op when i was 16, on April 23rd, 2010. i had to have it because the tablets werent working but the quantities i was on were affecting my liver. i went in on thursday 22nd...
    bananacustard576 bananacustard576 16-17 Sep 3, 2011

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    Wife Had Thyroidectomy

    My wife had a total thyroidectomy in May 2011. tWe found out that she had this problem when she developed a serious cough which was aggravated when she laid down.  We had to raise the head of the bed about 6 inches in order for her to sleep at all.  Sleep, however, was fleeting...
    thamesmeister thamesmeister 56-60 Jul 5, 2011

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    I Had A Thyroidectomy April, 5,2010.

    Hi, I had a total thyroidectomy April 5th 2010 because of  Hurthel cell carcinoma. Rare cancer of the thyroid. My surgery went well, but he had to remove one of my parathyroids, and then transplant it back in order to remove the tumor. this  caused all four to shut down...
    momzapolarbear momzapolarbear 56-60 3 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    6 Days Post-op

    Hi there! I'm on my 6th day of recovery! I have had a partial thyroidectomy/right side, isthmus and right calcium gland removed! I was diagnosed April 2012 with a large cyst and multi-nodule growth! By July it had increased in size & numbers! I was sent to an endocrinologist (a...
    SusanneM SusanneM 51-55, F Aug 18, 2013

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    Had Thyroidectomy Need Advice!!

    Hi i had my tt on 11/12/12.so far healing nicely and doing well but think i may be coming down with the cold/flu what should i do?also is it too early for me to start putting a cream of some kind on my scar?also how long do i need to wait before partaking in any bedroom...
    honest84 honest84 26-30 Dec 22, 2012

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    Help Me!

    Hello everyone, My name is Brittany and I am 24 and have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and have been on medication for over a year. My specialist has given me three options: radiation, surgery, or to continue to keep taking the medication. I am very fustrated and am kind...
    brittanyh1029 brittanyh1029 22-25 3 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    Post Left Lobe Thyroidectomy

    Hi, I had a left lobe thyroidectomy 2 weeks ago. Pre op had breathing & hoarse voice probs, no visible lumps in neck.Ultrasound showed tumour, when biopsied the result was benign. Operation showed the tumour -6.5,4.5,5.5 cm-had wrapped around the windpipe, squeezing and mis...
    Manda64 Manda64 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Thyroidectomy Gone Wrong

    4/4/2013 My Thyroid Story by Melody Wagner The year of 2009, I started having problems with sleeping because I would feel anxiety in the evenings. I finally went to the doctors and she put me on a medication called Cymbalta. This helped me for a few weeks but then I started...
    lovjim lovjim 46-50 Apr 4, 2013

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    January 16, 2012

    I had a lump and was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. I had surgery in January/12. I had Rai (Radio active iodine) on March 28/12. I'm glad that it was found. I am a Christian and never was worried once I found out. I was always calm and collected. My family and friends were...
    smileyhappy smileyhappy 46-50, F Jan 7, 2013

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    Hi, I had a full thyroidectomy just 4 days ago

    and have recovered brilliantly. Yes I am still weak and will need another weeks rest before returning to work, But I am hopeful that I will be better soon. Had read a lot about how this surgery changes you, but honestly I feel the same till now.. I wish and hope this continues...
    ishveenk ishveenk 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Total Thyroidectomy- Hair Loss, Lethargy And Muscle Soreness

    About 1 year ago I noticed that I was really tired all the time and having trouble remembering anything or staying focused.  Then I started gaining weight rapidly.  I had a full time job, ran 5 days a week and taught Step Aerobics.  I couldn't see how this was all happening...
    lwlcurtis75 lwlcurtis75 36-40 3 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    I Had A Total Thyroidectomy

    Hi, i had a total thyroidectomy last june,well that was when my life changed completely, i had a goiter which grew for 5 years, eventually i was sent to a specialist and they done scans and decided to remove it as it was pressing on my windpipe. my thyroid levels were always...
    amaloulou17 amaloulou17 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    Two More Sleeps..........

    I found a lump on my neck over Christmas holidays 2012. Within two weeks I had a biopsy and a week later I got the news that not only did I have one lump I had two on my thyroid. I have Papillary Carcinoma in one lump and Follicular Cancer in the other. My thyroid is operating...
    Notsobasic Notsobasic 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    Total Thyroidectomy Positive Story

    I had a total thyroidectomy done May30 2011. Directly after surgery I felt pain, and was cold in which nurses gave me morphine and warm blankets. In my hospital room I was groggy and in and out of sleep for the rest of the day and night. Nurses helped me to the washroom where...
    anitatiwary anitatiwary 26-30 Jun 5, 2011

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    Complete Thyroidectomy On May 5 2010

    I had a the left side removed 20 years ago . At that time the surgeon stuck me in the intensive care for 24 hours and then the insurance made me stay on the surgical floor for 2 more days.  They just didn't know what they know today.  The first surgeon was afraid of a...
    sharongammel sharongammel 56-60 1 Response Sep 14, 2010

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    Hy everyone , I just have a thyroidectomy on

    Monday , now I am home feeling pretty well, but I am very nervous about the biopsy test result. I am 28 I don't know people very close whith this problem and I whant to Speke whith you about this . I hope I will hear from you soon guys. Thanks!
    Bogdanstefan Bogdanstefan 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    Its Been Five Years Since My Surgery, Who Else Is Having These Same Problems?

    I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease when I was younger, developed a goiter and had a thyroidectomy. In the five years since I have went from taking 50 mcg of Levothyroxine to 350 mcg of Levothyroxine, switched to Synthroid and now take 300mcg of it and Doc says levels are fine...
    hisgirl86 hisgirl86 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    It's been seven months

    since I had my Thyroidectomy and I don't know how I feel. Today the scar was acting up in such an obnoxiously horrible manner that I had enough and scratched it. It really hurt and when I took a shower, I stepped in to the tub with the hope that the water would ease the...
    kimn30 kimn30 22-25, F 2 Responses May 27

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    Need Help

    II had my thyriod out June 2, 2011 and now need my first follow up appointment. I need to have blood drawn and do not have lab work insurance. I enquired to the cost of the lood work for my first visit and it was $445.00 does anyone know where to go for a better price?
    jhamilton14 jhamilton14 56-60 Sep 19, 2011

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    Positive Story: The Opera Singer And The Thyroidectomy

    I am a professional singer.  A high spinto soprano.  Before I had my Thyroidectomy on Jan 13 I scoured the internet for good outcomes for singers.  I found very few. I wanted to let other singers to know that there can be a very good outcome.   First I started with...
    kneklund kneklund 41-45 4 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    successful surgery

    I had my surgery last Sept 22/2009.  It was successful, no complication at all. I  was even talking and laughing the night after  my surgery when friends visited me. 
    ninzmimz ninzmimz 61-65, F Nov 11, 2009

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    Partial Thyroidectomy: Removing The Demons We Harbor

    I think I am still in shock that my body betrayed me last year, but that experience was the catalyst for important changes in my life. Some nights, as I massage my scar, I almost want to cry remembering how scared I was. The summer of 2012 I started having issues swallowing...
    amyhoj amyhoj 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    The Whole Thing

    Hi I'm 16 years old I had a full thyroidectomy when I was 13 i diddent know what exactly what I was going through at such a young age but I most certanly knew what was in store on july 26 2010 I got a full throidectomy my neck was very enlarged . As a child I got the question why...
    Theyoungfighter Theyoungfighter 16-17 Apr 11, 2012

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    Not To Bad

    I have to admit I was a little anxious going in for my Total Thyroidectomy after reading some horror stories. So, for the sake of all who may go after me I thought I would write my story here.I was scheduled for a complete Thyroidectomy after my endocrinologist discovered a node...
    CplDevilDog CplDevilDog 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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    Thyroidectomy 21st March 2001

    i HAD A TOTAL tHYROIDECTOMY ON 29/3/2001late in the day and was home by lunchtime on Saturday31/3/200.   Had an horrendous trip home as the constant bumping with the stop and start traffic.  I felt so ill that my husband considered taking me back to the hospital...
    dredgie dredgie 66-70, F Aug 27, 2010

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