I have now had the operation to remove my thyroid gland, I have had a multi-nodular goiter for over 17 years with hypothyroidism, also gained 70 pounds in weight, could never get a doctor to take things seriously until a new doctor joined the practice, within 6 weeks I was seen by a surgeon and recommended TT. Just as well as one of the nodules was cancer. I am left now with calcium problems, a very low voice with no range or strength, vocal chords were partially paralysed although this was not caused by the surgery so the surgeon assures me - he thinks it may be a virus. I still may have to have radiotherapy, but am feeling better. I have managed to lose about 14 pounds but at only 10 ounces a week if that sometime nothing even though on a very strict low carb diet. I have to take 3 x 500mg calcium and one One-Alpha capsule a day plus 3 x Liothronine 20mcg per day. Not too sure why this is as surgeon has not explained things too well. Still not finding weight loss very easy in spite of no real appetite and low carb diet. Hope I will know more next week.