Hi beauty 2010,
I was diagnosed in July 2013 and had RA. Aside from the week long diet before and the 4 days of seclusion afterward everything went well. Except, finding the right dose of Synthroid and some other meds was almost impossible. Hormone levels were constantly swinging up and down.
Two nodules started growing on my now-dead thyroid. When they interfered with sleeping and breathing an ENT did a total thyroidectomy in August of last year.. Like Liz1967 said, the surgery was no problem, I went home the next morning. Very little pain, no complications and I was back to my old self. The scar was almost invisible a month later and I have been stable on 75 mcg of Synthroid ever since. I take some calcium/vitamin D3 supplement and that's it.
My visits with the Endocrinologist are now spaced one year apart.
Had I been aware of a TT in 2013, I would have had it done to start with, but I was never given that choice.
I wish you the very best. Be informed and make the best decision for yourself.
I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed awhile. Then I will rise and fight with you again.
Edited barbra (June 13, 2018 07:37:06)