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4/26/19 12:00 P

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Nanana22, Sorry I missed the news about your thyroidectomy. Glad it went well. I guess I probably missed it because I have been recovering from open-heart surgery myself. It went very well, and I've been released from my surgeon's care for a year. He said the ultrasound I had yesterday morning before my appointment showed my heart and valve are in great shape.

It's too bad you dealt with nausea and vomiting from the anesthesia. I've had that in the past and told them about it for my last two major surgeries. They gave me something in my IV before surgery to prevent it, and it worked. I hope you don't need anymore surgery, but if you do, make sure you tell them about this experience.

Do keep your doctor appointments and checkups for your thyroid levels. It's very important! I know from personal experience. My thyroid level is slightly low again since my surgery. I see an endocrinologist now. I have for about 2 years, and I prefer that to my family practitioner dealing with this. I hope all goes well for you!

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7/11/18 11:58 A

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Nana-That is great. I also didn't have the best reaction from the anesthesia and vomited a lot in the hospital. I don't think the surgery was longer than my others, but oh well. Glad you are feeling better.

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7/10/18 12:46 A

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7/9/18 12:45 P

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HELLO SUSANSKI,
Your message below has stuck with me in a good way. I try to walk every day for at least 10 minutes. It's amazing how that has helped, so thank you for that 10 minute reminder!!

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7/9/18 12:39 P

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Hello everyone,
I made it through the surgery. It's been about a month and I'm feeling pretty good. My voice is almost back to normal, but still having a little trouble swallowing food. Just have to cut up everything into little pieces. The surgeon said everyone is different regarding their healing and sometimes it takes up to 3 months to get back to normal. The surgery was easy, but I had a bad reaction to the anesthesia...migraine, nausea and throwing up for 4 days, lost 10 lbs., gained 5 back, not a good way to lose. I'm on the thyroid medication and seem to be tolerating it well. I go for blood work next week to see how I'm doing.

Thank you everyone for your concern.


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Adding my best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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Nana, I hope you are recovering nicely.

I was reading through these posts and noticed especially the one mentioning difficulty swallowing. When I was without my thyroid meds for one year, I really began having problems with swallowing. It started 'clicking', too. and my voice became 'froggy'.

I was never more thankful for my thyroid meds once I resumed taking them! Ick!

Be well! We are all thinking about you!





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Hoping all is well Nana.

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NANANANA22,

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Thinking of you and wishing you a successful recovery.

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5/30/18 8:41 P

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Good luck. The recovery is not a big deal. Just make sure you have a good ice pack. That did more for me than anything. The worst thing I had was something called post operative myalgia which is basically a reaction to the anesthesia that give you sore muscles. That was worse than anything else. But it only lasted for a few days.

My goiter was only blueberry sized, but it sat on my windpipe and was bothersome. My biopsy came back as inconclusive, but since my sister had thyroid cancer they were more aggressive. It did not turn out to be cancer, and I hope yours isn't either.

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Thank you everyone for responding. So far I do not have cancer, pre-surgery biopsy was negative. The doctor said he will test the nodules again after surgery (tomorrow, 5/31/18). I have 5 nodules on my thyroid, 2 of which are golf ball size. Ready to have the thyroidectomy since the nodules are affecting my swallowing and breathing. I just want to maintain my weight, if that's possible, while getting stabilized on the medication.

I will let you know how it's going.

Thanks again!

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5/30/18 3:43 P

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Hi! I had a partial thyroidectomy in September. But what is left apparently did not survive. Do you have cancer? If so you will not get any medication for six weeks while you do the radioactive iodine treatment.

I gained 15 pounds overall between the thryoid goiter and my thyroid dying. I haven't been able to lose any of that 15 pounds, however I just now have stable TSH (maybe) and I am a tax accountant and my body is only now recovering from tax season. However I have found that my energy and mental focus are much better than a year ago and I feel so much better than I did a year ago. So not regrets about getting that poisonous goiter out.

It may be that they took more time to get me stable because they were hoping my remaining thyroid would kick in. But it didn't. If you are having a full thyroidectomy then you will be on full replacement and hopefully won't take as long to feel good.

I think much of my problem when things were really out of whack was that exercise was exhausting and painful. Then I was too tired to workout. I'm hoping to break out of my 15 pounds this summer!

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Sorry, but I still have mine also. My daughter who was hyperthyroid, had herís killed with some sort of radiation. She did well but did gain some weight once she became hypothyroid but has restarted to exercise to shed some of the weight. You will find your levels through trial and error.

Do keep us posted as to how you are doing. Hugs.

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No advice. Like Susan, I still have my thyroid.

I am also going to echo her advise to do what you can. Committing to 10 minutes and establishing some consistency is incredibly powerful. Those baby steps add up.

Wishing you the best with your upcoming surgery.

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I've still got MY thyroid, so no advice there.

Because I've been sluggish all my life, forcing myself to exercise is CRUCIAL, or I will just keep on gaining, without losing more than 10 lbs.
So these past few years I've discovered that COMMITTING to just 10 minutes of cardio a day CONSISTENTLY 6 days a week, is what got my energy up. I could almost always do more than 10 minutes, but it helped to know that I could stop at 10 without feeling the guilt.
I haven't been the same since I committed to that 2 1/2 years ago.
You gotta keep moving. Gotta keep moving. Even a little bit is better than succumbing to the naps that my body always wanted.

May your surgery be a blessing to you!




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Hello, I am 64 years old and will be having my thyroid removed in 4 days. Not so worried about the surgery, but am worried about the medications, getting stabilized and the weight gain. My metabolism is slow to begin with. For the last month on Spark I was making slow but good progress with losing and exercising, but now I'm terrified of all the side effects. I've heard so many awful stories. Anybody have any advice!

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