I have just had a total thyroidectomy on Friday and am massively freaked out by the scar. It's the fact it's on my neck. I find myself crying all the time and can't even look at myself in the mirror when its covered up let alone try uncovering it! The one time I've taken the dressing off, I almost collapsed and started wretching. Went to doc about it today and she thinks I'm suffering from anxiety as a result of thyroxine imbalance but said I just have to get over it? How can I get over it so I can clean the wound? Had anyone else had this?