I Had a Thyroidectomy

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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
    3 Responses Jul 19, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2011

    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
    1 Response Sep 16, 2011

    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
    56-60, F
    Aug 18, 2013

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Apr 29, 2013

    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
    Dec 22, 2012

    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
    Apr 10, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Feb 16, 2011

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2013

    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...
    41-45, F
    Aug 9, 2012

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2013

    VENT: There were major complications during my

    total thyroidectomy, and my 4ish hour surgery turned into a 12 hour surgery. I was then put into a medically induced coma for around another 9 hours. Needless to say, I have back issues and nerve damage now. The thing is I have family that act like I'm making all of my issues...
    TheEvilStepmommy TheEvilStepmommy
    31-35, F
    Jul 23, 2015

    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

    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
    Apr 4, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2012

    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

    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
    May 30, 2011

    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
    Apr 11, 2012

    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
    8 Responses Feb 8, 2012

    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
    28 Responses Mar 30, 2011

    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
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2014

    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
    Nov 27, 2012

    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

    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

    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
    Sep 4, 2012

    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
    Jun 5, 2011

    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

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 7, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2014

    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2013

    Well I havent had the surgery yet,

    but I know I need it. Im just so scared. Im 35. I was hospitalized back in 2012 for hemiplegic migraines when a chest ct revealed nodules on my thyroid. I have 2 large nodules that hwve grown more than double in size. The lumps r noticeable with my left larger than my right...
    mariaz79 mariaz79
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2014

    I had a thyroidectomy last week

    and I am looking for people with the same surgery to share my experiences with. This chat room seems inactive.
    snwright77 snwright77
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    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
    74 Responses Apr 15, 2010

    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
    Jul 5, 2011

    Im a 49 year old women,

    I had a thyroidectomy in Feb 2015 to remove a cancerous tumor. they sent me home the next day even though my calcium levels were dropping. I returned that night in tetany, totally paralyzed in my hands and arms. I spent the next three days going in and out of tetany. one week...
    lisaratz lisaratz
    46-50, F
    Aug 28, 2015

    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
    1 Response Sep 14, 2010

    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
    1 Response Oct 13, 2012
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