Hemithyroidectomy

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Hello I noticed a lump in my throat a while ago and had a biopsy done I've now had another biopsy and the drs would like to remove my right side of my thyroid along with the lump

To test if it's cancerous I'm obviously a little worried but If anyone has experienced this could they give me a few pointers on what to expect before and after the op Tia 

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    Unfortunately, I cant answer your question but my hospital has told me today that the lump on my thyroid is not cancerous, the tests I had were a needle biopsy & an ultrasound scan. I am wondering if they have not been thorough enough or if your hospital is being over-cautious.

    They asked me if I wanted to have it removed & I said yes as I frightened to leave it in case it affects my health.

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      Thank you for your reply I've had the operation now and am recovering just waiting for my results now fingers crossed 
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    I'm just waiting to see the surgeon to discuss my op. Was it ok, are you in a lot of discomfort now? 

    Fingers crossed for you that all is well when you get your results 😊

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      Thank you what op are you having the hemithyroidectomy or the full thyroidectomy I wasnt in a great deal of pain it just feels a little stiff when moving and getting comfy in bed is a nightmare but all in all not as bad as I expected hope it all goes ok for you 
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    Hi, I'm having the hemithyroidectomy; glad you're doing well, I feel a little better after what you've told me.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery x

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      You'll be fine i got myself worked up about it and I'm like the biggest wuss and I'm doing really well I hope it all goes well for you xx
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    Thanks I appreciate that, I might have some after I speak with the surgeon, just waiting for the date to come through xxx
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    Nice reading about your experience and what to expect. Glad you're doing well. I'm due to have my surgery in 2 days time and starting to stress now. Good luck with your results
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      You'll be fine it's not as bad as you expect unfortunately for me my results wasn't so good and I was diagnosed on Thursday with thyroid cancer so just waiting now for another op to remove the other half of my thyroid but at least this time round I know what to expect good luck with the surgery and any questions or worries you have I'm happy to

      Answer xx

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      Hi surgery went well - 4th day post op. Quick question though - soooo exhausted after the slightest bit of activity and sleeping well, but a lot more than normal. As soon as I have done something physically and mentally shattered - is this to be expected ? Thanks 
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      Glad surgery went well I was very tired and drained after my op but I wasn't sleeping as   Well as I wanted I think after any op it's ightly normal to be more tired and drain than normal id see how you feel after a few more days xx
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    Sorry about your results. Hope your second operations goes as smoothly as the. first and keep positive with the result, there are excellent treatments nowadays, with good outcomes. Take care x

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