I am going to be getting a partial thyriodectomy done for a suspicious nodule and am just curious about recovery time from those of you who have had this done before. I am in a part-time nursing program and will be done december 6th. I go to school tues and weds. If I get the surgery done on a Thursday (only day he does it), would I be ok to go back to school the next tues (5 days later)? I am also a single mom of three little boys (7, 5, and 2), so my sitting support is limited. I will have my mom to watch them on the days I am in the hospital (a thursday and come home friday). Will I be ok to take care of my sons after only being home for 1/2 a day? I dont really have any other support. i have a few friends, but they all have kids and cannot really help. My family all lives far away. Ty!!!