My sister-in-law had half of her thyroid removed to remove a growth. I was quite surprised to learn this weekend that she is not on any medication for hypothyroidism; can half a thyroid work as well as a full thyroid?
I'm just quite interested, and a little worried that she may have been left with half a thyroid which is struggling to cope without any medication, or doesn't it work like that. I certain think she did suffer with hypothyroidism before her surgery as she wasn't herself and gained quite a lot of weight which was not usual for her as she had always been petite.
If anyone has any comments or experience with part removal of a thyroid I would be interest to hear from you.