Good evening all,
Wondering if anyone has had or can offer any advice about a thyroidectomy. I am due to have it done on Friday 25th as long as my lugols iodine has worked and suppressed my TSH level.
I have Graves' disease and have become resistant to carbimozole. RAI is not an option for me as I have a 2 year old son.
I went for my pre op appointment on Monday and was told about all the risks and ins and outs. I also have type 1 diabetes and asthma although my asthma is very well controlled and i rarely need my inhaler.
In the pre op appointment I was told that a tracheostomy may be necessary although there is a very small chance. An even smaller chance that it would be permanent. This has really worried me.
As I've got other conditions he said it is probable I will be having a stay in intensive care after my operation.
Does anyone have any words of advice?
Thanks in advance