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Old 10-31-2011, 06:58 PM   #4
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Re: Thyroidectomy recovery?

I was lucky to be able to fly my parents over to stay with me. Could your mom stay with you for a week or 2? I'm 12 days post surgery and having good and bad days. By day 8 I was feeling almost normal but getting tired easily. Yesterday I went to play centre with my toddler and shopping but totally crashed out that night and today feel exhausted again. I'd be struggling with my kids (2 and 4) if my parents were not here helping. I can lift my 2 year old now but just in and out of car/ highchair etc. It's not a good idea to lift kids soon after surgery. My 4 year old yanked my hand few days post and it really hurt my neck. Partial might be easier but I'd recommend getting as much support ready as possible. It's hard with young kids, my friends also all have their own kids and my family are overseas, I think try and lean on your mom as much as possible, the more help you get the quicker you will recover.