... said it is going to take 5 hours. Worise about the scare. I got allot of what ifs
Try to say a prayer and leave it in Gods hands Destiny. You have no control over it so try not to worry about the surgery. I have had cancer and had to get a thyroidectomy and one of my parathyroid out with it. You only need one parathyroid to work properly and the regarding the thyroid you just need a thyroid med like Synthroid for the rest of your life which is easy enough to take. Their is a little soreness after the surgery for a few days. Swallowing soft food are needed. But the worse for me was waiting for my Synthroid to be at the right levels to feel myself again. It took a year because you can only make adjustments every 6 to 8 weeks to the meds and get a blood work done to see how your TSH is doing. Try to not get discouraged! It is a long road but I feel fine, you just need some patience and then you will be able to cope well. You are not alone in this, there are a lot of us who had this done on this site! I wish you well, and I will accept you as a friend and you accept me as a friend you will be able to ask me a private message anytime.
The doctor will ask you if you can speak to him after this surgery because it is so close to the vocal cords. Some people have a little problem speaking, like a whisper for awhile, so don't panic. I was fine and was not told about this.
I said a prayer for you!
This is not unusual, especially if you are having a total thyroidectomy. My surgery took 4 hours. Surgeons want to ensure that they remove everything including any nodules that may be present. So do your best to relax and try not to work yourself up before your surgery. Good luck and best wishes.
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