Hello all! I have my Thyroid removed in 10 days and I'm starting to get nervous. I know going in that I have cancer, so worried about the extent of spread, but also more concerned about the surgery itself and my recovery due to PBC. I haven't had general anesthesia in 11 years, and I'm sure my liver was in better shape then. Anyone had surgery since diagnosis, and did it make surgery harder, or just about the same? I had my gall bladder removed in 2004, but other than that, no major surgeries. This will be longer than the gall bladder surgery and I will be out longer, so more anesthesia. They are being careful what type to use due to my liver, but I'm still nervous.