I'm having my total thyroid removed very very soon, apprehensive but just want it over as I've a large multi nodular goiter its uncomfortable and needs removing.
Couple of questions please what is the recovery time from the op? How long do you usually stay in hospital for?
I'll be put on meds as itis a total removal, the nurse at my practice told me I would qualify for an exemption card for prescriptions as I'll be on medication for life as I'll have no thyroid is this correct? I'd not heard of that before re free prescriptions.
Also any tips on what best to treat the scarring with?
I'll update once it's over am nervous as I don't like hospitals and blood ! I can't watch anything hospitally on the TV!!