I have been told I have to have my complete thyroid removed. I have 2 large benign nodules measuring 5-6cm. I am totally fearful of having surgery and then having to be on Synthroid for the rest of my life. If you have had to have your thyroid removed and are now on Synthroid, could you share your experiences? What should I expect after surgery? What was it like when you first started Synthroid? Good or bad I would love to hear your stories. TIA