Hi everyone, I'm new to this site but I was hoping to get some advice as to whether i should go ahead with thyroid surgery. A number of years ago I had the left lobe of my thyroid removed because of a goitre. Unfortunately I have now developed a multinodular goitre on my right side which has grown down behind my clavicle and is pressing on my windpipe (I have no symptoms as yet) I met with my consultant for the first time today, I asked if there were any other options available to me other than surgery. He told me that I've probably had the goitre for years and I could leave it alone but it will probably just get bigger ! He's put me on his list to have surgery within the next six weeks but I just don't know what to do, the thought of relyingon on medication for the rest of my life is frightening but so is the thought of my thyroid increasing in size and causing more serious problems in the future. Help !!