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You will continue to receive synthroid and be monitored for the rest of your life. As long as you take it exactly as prescribed every morning on an empty stomach with water only half an hour before you eat, life will go back to normal.
The surgery heals quickly. You will be hoarse for a while. Nothing worse than a mild sore throat. Not much pain. If they do follow up iodine treatment, etc. it will be a one time thing. Done as day surgery, normally.
periodic blood tests are done. It takes time for the med to be adjusted just right for you. You will know it is right when you feel right. If you feel off, you contact the doc. And that is it.
Any more questions? ,good luck on the surgery. I always crack a joke or two with the anesthesiologist. Want to be sure they know how wonderful I am! lol. They take good care of you. Let me know how it goes.
Hi Bigfiore - along with needing thyroid supplementation for the rest and best of your life... I strongly recommend you do some research from at least the following two books:
'THYROID POWER... 10 STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH' by Richard Shames, M.D. and his wife Karalee Shames, R.N., PhD... a wonderful journey for anyone who wants to understand the symptoms of hypothyroidism and the different medications available. There are both synthetic like synthroid and naturals (not homeopathic) like armour thyroid which is the most popular of the naturals and also only available by prescription. There are also adrenal supplements as well. For me, I take 2.5 grains of compounded armour thyroid and 5mg of hydrocortisone. My adrenals don't work so good since developing adrenal insufficiency.
the other book:
HYPOTHYROIDISM: THE UNSUSPECTED ILLNESS, by Broda O. Barnes, M.D. and Lawrence Galton
Even without a thyroid, you will need to understand and really appreciate what the body still needs to function optimally...
These books are easy reads too and will help you with any questions you have later for your doctor.
The very best to you for the rest and best of your life.
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