Re: What should I expect Post-Op??
I had my thyroid removed 6 years ago--on feb 1, for thyroid cancer. I had a great surgeon, I stayed overnight in the hospital, but was up and about pretty soon after the surgery. It sounds like you have a great surgeon---whom you like, so all should go smoothly.
You sound like you have a great attitude, and you should do very well. There have been people that have had overgrown diseased thyroids removed on here (my mother in law had this done) and live long and wonderful lives afterwards.
I highly recommend---tylenol pm for sleeping in the week after surgery, and soups, and of course, ice cream---these all made me comfy within the few days after surgery.
Hope all goes well!