Hi, I wrote a long post and then it disappeared! Hello Lindsaydawson, I had thyroid cancer surgery. The good thing about it is that it's treatable but don't get too excited because it does take time to get back to 'normal' afterwards.
In fact I would say that you have to establish a new 'normal'. Some people sail through and lets hope you do but many people struggle to get back to 'normal' life afterwards. At the end of the day, cancer diagnosis is still a worrying time.
We are often not told about the impact of thyroid imbalance which can have a big impact on all of our physiology so be kind to yourself and don't beat yourself up if you don't just bounce back to 'normal' but lets hope you do.
You may feel quite well afterwards but then hit a wall a few years later. There is a sort of exhileration of getting through surgery and getting a good prognosis but living without a thyroid, forever, can be tricky for some people.
I went back to work after 3 weeks and did not feel well, gradually I improved but then felt very unwell further down the line. You may have ups and downs so be prepared. However, 10 years down the line, I'm fine and working full time at over 50 years old so I'm sure you'll be fine too. Just be kind to yourself, don't expect too much, just focus on the things that are important each day. Here's hoping it's benign!