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Old 02-20-2011, 10:39 PM   #21
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I just had to give this thread a bump and see if you've had your surgery yet. I'm wishing you all the best....

btw...I've been taking medication for hypothyroidism for several years now. It's checked once a year and on occasion the strength of the med has been increased. I feel just fine.

I hope you check in soon and let us know how you are doing.
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Hi...I'm back. Surgery was Friday and I came home on Saturday. So far, the most troubling problem was the anesthesia - wasn't able to keep anything down for several hours. I had no pain, except for a headache when I woke up and the Tylenol I took may have contributed to my stomach upset. Surgery went fine and I will have my first follow up with the surgeon next Monday. Don't have the pathology report back yet. My goiter was golf ball size. My surgeon took a picture of it on his cell phone, so I was able to see the poor thing. I have about a 3 inch incision....not bad.

The pre-surgery blood work showed that my thyroid numbers were within range of being normal. At the moment, I'm feeling very well. I made a very nice dinner for my daughter and fiance Sunday...had quite a bit of pep. As my body uses up the stored thyroid hormones, then I probably will begin to feel differently tho. By next Monday, when I go see my surgeon, I have no idea how I will be feeling.
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Glad it went well and that it's over with.

That surgeon better keep an I on his photo gallery -- bring out the family pics next Christmas and accidentally show your goiter...
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Ahhhh...glad to hear from you happy2bretired.

Please keep us updated on how you're feeling.

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Glad you are on the mend, H2BR! So many ladies I know are on thyroid medication or have had thyroidectomies or are being monitored for nodules. My gynecologist orders blood work to check my thyroid every other year or so...he also palpates the thyroid at my annual well woman visit... so far so good. I guess you could have "normal" blood work ranges and still have a problem. Hmmmm.
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I know so many 55+ folks with hypothyroidism in my community, and most of us came from other locals. We all compare TSA,s and T-3/T-4's, great ice breaker.

I was diagnosed at an annual physical with no symptoms. $4 a month Levothyroxine, and I am good to go. Have my blood done yearly.
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Glad it went well and that it's over with.

That surgeon better keep an I on his photo gallery -- bring out the family pics next Christmas and accidentally show your goiter...
Yeah, wouldn't that be a treat for his family.

Thanks everyone for the well wishes. BbbamI, I will keep you all in the know. I'm anxious to know how the meds will work for me and how hard it will be to get the correct dosage.

It's funny that before I was told I needed this surgery, I hadn't read or heard about anyone that needed it. But, while I was in the hospital, I found several people that knew someone that needed it. Sounds like there may be a thyroid "epidemic" of sorts going on.

I remember when I was in grade school there was a classmate that had a goiter and at that time they said that lack of iodine was the cause. That was many years ago and I don't think they say that much any more. I still am confused, by the iodine thing, that every time I buy salt I don't know what kind to buy.
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