Hi everyone, on the 17/11/2017 I was admitted to Manchester Royal infirmary for complete thyroid removal. On 19/11/2017 discharged from hospital. Put on 150micrograms ofLethothyroxine with follow up in 3 weeks time. After surgery the left vocal chord is swollen and since surgery I have had nothing but yoghurts, soups, thickened fluids for the first day and shepherds pie, my problems being that I have a constant irritation before during and after eating and drinking which is causing unnecessary coughing and in turn I is constantly bringing up phlegm from my chest, my potassium levels are ok, this coughing is caused by irritation on left side, same side as enlarged left vocal chord and is affecting my sleep. Getting to the point were I am thinking of staying on fluids and leaving food out for a while, just to give throat a rest.