? on pressure/swelling in neck 3 months post-op
I had a completion thyroidectomy & neck dissection on July 25th for papillary thyroid cancer. I'm currently on 150 mcg Snythroid & my first round of bloodwork (5 weeks ago) looked pretty good. My problem is that in the last week or so, I'm feeling pressure in that area again, similar to what I felt initially - like my seatbelt is pressing tight on there (and it isn't), or I have a tight shirt on or something.
I guess my question is, could this still be swelling, 13 weeks post-op? My second surgery was 8 weeks after the first, and the surgeon said I was still very swollen inside, he couldn't see some lymph nodes because of it. But I didn't have this sensation before.
Has anyone experienced this? My next bloodwork is in 4 weeks & my Endo appt is in 5 weeks.