My wife needs to have a very large thyroid goiter removed which has grown downwards into her chest cavity, so will have to have a sternotomy to remove it, she is online for an operation date in the next month or so.
But, we are very concerned about the 1-2% risk with this operation of bleeding with the sternotomy. She's taking it all in her stride, having had a hysterectomy and hernia operation in the past, so is very confident she'll be fine, but I'm worrying, as this operations a biggy. But the pro's outweigh the cons for her future Heath & benefits if she has it removed, it's just that risk factor..
Has anyone else been through this scenario? who could give some advice at this stressful time? Thanks