Im 55yrs old and a very bad asthmatic. My breathing has been getting worse over a 18month period with frequent chest infections.It wasafter being referred to a consultant for this that it showed on a CT scan that i have a huge Goitre that has restricted my airway to a mere 6mm diameter. This has most likely been the cause of my breathing difficulties, night choking and constant infections.I am often caught unable to get breath in or out ,which i suspect is the condition,plus asthma plus panic and resulted in me collapsing last week-which was really scary! I saw my consultant a couple of days ago and had another scan which is 90% sure is non cancerous ,i also had my vocal cords checked but they are not that clear to see as thyriod is wrapped around them and my trachea. I have been told i have to have a total thyroid removal in a couple of weeks and because it is also behind my clavical may have to have a cut through my side/ribs as well as a large cut on lower neck- there will be a thoracic surgeon doing this part of the op . I have been told the risks etc and quite frankly i am scared to death. Has anyone had this operation that can offer any advice on things many thanks sue
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