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Hello folks, I was unwell last year just after my 40th Birthday and was soon after told I had an Overactice Thyroid, I was put on crabimazol and propanol to lower the thyroxine. over a year later im still on the carbimazol and also taking omeprazol for my stomach. I have been given the choice of the iodine drink or surgery. I have an 8 year old son and pets. I was told if I chose the drink I would have to be isolated from them for 4 weeks. That sounds to me scary as hell. not just for me but my family. Then the doctor told me that the drink is not a 100% cure and could have to do it again 6 months or a year down the line. then if it still didn't work I would have to go for surgery. The way I see it as whats the point, just go for the sugery and get on with my life. So i have made up my mind to go for the surgery. Its scares the living daylights of me at the thought of surgery on your throat.
The thing im looking for this forum is some advise on what happens after the operation. Whats the recovery time? how long will I be in hospital? To all who has been through it, have they had other effects since and how well they feel after surgery.
I probably need some reassurance but i'm scared as hell and don't know where to turn.
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