Hi folks, I'm new to the forum for Thyroid. After my neck swelled in Sept I had tests scans biopsies and have a Thy3f result so will be having a hemithyroidectemy to remove the tumor and left side of my Thyroid. I am in between private cover due to changing jobs so will be with the NHS for my op. But I'm going to self fund a private room for my stay in hospital. So my question is how long were you in after your op ? I understand I cannot leave until the drain comes out but so much different info online about length of stay!