Had hemithyroidectomy,left side, 14 months ago. All went well and was signed off from hospital last July. MRI scan for my spine, completely different, showed large growth on right side of thyroid! Returned to ENT December, CT scan earlier this month, saw consultant this week. He was unsure what it was as it is retrosternal again, but looks lower than thyroid site. Now referred to Thorasic surgeon as could be enlagement of Thymus gland. Whatever it is have been told that to remove it my ribs/sternum will have to be broken! Info please from anyone on any of this, especially last part as how long do I need to take time off work, I work with young children, lengthstay in hospital. Plus if it is the other part of my thyroid I dread going onto thyroxine as so many bad stories about getting dose correct.
Thanks for anyone responding.