Hi all, I'm completely new to all things thyroid related so excuse me for any mistakes I make or for asking too many questions. Actually I don't have any questions just yet but I just wanted to say hello and tell you a little about myself and my thyroid story!
Two weeks ago I had a retro-sternal goitre removed, it was huge went from the left side of my throat to behind the middle of my right lung! I'd no symptoms whatsoever except a bulge in my neck which I thought was just fat and a difficulty breathing when lying down. The goitre was wrapping around my windpipe and slowly strangling me! Because of the extremely narrow windpipe I had to be intubated up my nose IN MY SENSES - worst pain ever! I only found out a year ago after I had a chest X-ray for medication for my other disease, Crohns Disease. So after a week in hospital after a few complications I'm home resting. I take 1 x 100mg eltroxine, calcichew D3 Forte x 6 and 2 x alpha (can't remember its name!) along with loads of painkillers! I've to go back to hospital next week for bloods, removal of stitches and check-up.
So that's my story so far. Look forward to sharing with you all!