I had a partial thyroidectomy 5 weeks ago. They removed the right side as I had a 5cm nodule (plus some smaller ones) which were growing down into my chest and pressing on my windpipe. The operation was not straightforward as I had a haematoma and had to go back into surgery for over an hour, on top of the 1.5 hours to remove half of the thyroid. This meant 2 lots of anaesthetic and the breathing tube going down twice.
I am feeling exhausted most of the time and feel I can't cope with any type of stress. I feel anxious, dizzy and have a constant ache between my shoulder blades. I saw the consultant last week and he didn't seem concerned. He said it would take a couple of months for my body to get over it. My TSH was tested last week and it was 1.3. I will ask my doctor to check my T3 and T4 after Christmas. I'm taking a thyroid support supplement plus magnesium and calcium.
Is it normal to feel like this 5 weeks after? I'd be grateful for any feedback from anyone else who has been through this. Thank you.