Hi BJCPMUM ~
One of my lobes was removed last fall due to enlargement. I sucked on A LOT of ice chips to help the throat. Also I used cold packs for the insision area itching. You could try some over the counter Hydrocortizon on your throat, just not the actual inscision area. Or just a cool cloth,,,
Only 10 days after surgery, I doubt your labs would show low thyroid levels (mine didn't & my primecare Dr was a ditz, so I didn't get on meds for 3.5 months, after *I* asked the right question)
unless they were low prior to surgery. But, if you had a lobe removed any Endo would know to give you something & probably do labs in 5-6 weeks. Since they set you up with an Endo so soon after surgery, that's a notch above what many of us have gone through.
Glad you're doing good
Let us know what Endo says