Hi all , My thyroid is out..since yesterday morning. I actually had the right one taken out many years ago and now the left came off too...good riddance. It was full of nodules 7 all together and the biggest was 3cm. Swallowing doesn't hurt but the neck is very sore. Voice is affected, very hoarse and when I take a deep breaths I get all sort of sounds and squeks!! I suppose the family is pleased that I stay quiet for a time being. Remaining thing was sent to lab and the surgeon said it looked ok even with the nodules ( not cancerous) although they did the needle test couple of months ago and all came clear then but who knows ...glad if they delrare all clear though. I had my first doze of tyroxine this morning and they started me on 100mg ..is that about the norm? I have to have blood test in 6 weeks time for the calsium.