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Old 09-17-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
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Post had thyroid surgery on monday

Hi I am new here. I'm happy to have found this board. I had a near total thyroidectomy monday. I had graves disease. My goiter was 8 times the normal size. It grew in a very odd way my dr said. I grew up toward my right ear and down underneth the left side of my collar bone. It had also pushed my wind pipe off to the right side of my throat. she said it was stuck like glue to one of my vocal cords. I am in alot of pain and was wondering if anyone had experienced this weird growth before. My surgeon said it was one of the most complicated she had ever done before.

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Old 09-17-2003, 10:02 AM   #2
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i haven't had to have surgery, but they are continuing to monitor my goiter. just wanted to say hi, and hope you are feeling better soon.

Old 09-17-2003, 11:29 AM   #3
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Read your post with interest as I am having surgery next week for a very large goiter which is substernal and also growing up and around resting near my spinal cord at the level of my tongue.

I'd be really interested to hear your experience. What kind of pain are you having? How big is your incision?

Any info would be appreciated..thanks


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I don't have the same thyroid issue as you - goiter, surgery, and all - but I just wanted to say 'nice to meet you' and to wish you a speedy recovery!
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln

Old 09-17-2003, 01:42 PM   #5
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I hope you are feeling well, too!

Old 09-17-2003, 09:56 PM   #6
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How could it be stuck to your vocal cords? Arn't the vocal cords within your windpipe and the thyroid around the outside? I am have partial next Thurdsay. I am very interested in your story. Please respond to the vocal cord issue. Thanks, KK

Old 09-18-2003, 12:28 PM   #7
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hi i'm feeling much better today. susky good luck next week. i'm still in alot of pain but i'm feeling so much better. my heart rate is slow and i just overall feel so scary as it was it is totally worth it.

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