have a large goitre behind sternum .due to have a tt in a weeks time. Have had no problems with thyroid results to date -told in normal range. However i have very low vit D and ferratin for some time-plus always tired and have joint and bone pain (especially ribs) and always got cramp . I have to have a tt as obstructing wind pipe and affecting already bad asthma and breathing. I am petrified of the op as may have to go in through my ribs also due to size of goitre. I however thought ,stupidly so it seems that this would be problem solved. It seems however from posts that this is just the start of problems in getting the drugs right. Can you suggest any reading for idiots! that will explain things like T3 T4 etc and how to cope and what to expect. My surgeon simply said you will be on a pill for your thyroid and possibly calcium and nothing more- i feel i need to be prepared as it sounds like i have a battle ahead. Also has anyone else had this op, is it really dreadful .im so scared. Any help would be appreciated as im a total novice in this area. Also anyone had their op at Bristol BRI surgeon mr ceri hughes- if so what were your experiences good or bad please
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