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Old 10-26-2011, 01:07 PM   #3
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Re: Thyroidectomy recovery?

I had a total thyroidectomy Sept 12th. I wasnt up to doing anything for about 2 weeks. Im not sure how this compares to a partial but when I had energy and did things I found I needed a 3 hour nap afterward. I was unable to drive until the following Monday because I couldnt turn my neck well enough to safely drive and sent my son (16 mos) to daycare until I was about 3 weeks post op. Only then did I feel I could handle a day totally alone with him. My advice is to get as much help as you can from family and friends. My incision was very tender and my son didnt understand why I couldnt pick him up. He tends to put his hand on my neck so I didnt dare until I had to and then I held him low on my hip so he couldnt reach my neck.
The hardest part for me was the total lack of energy. Good luck to you.

Last edited by bella1176; 10-26-2011 at 01:11 PM. Reason: sent before I was finished.