Re: Thyroidectomy needed in Atlanta
I had a TT in June of 2008. I am almost 1 year post surgery. I had a multi-nodular goiter. My Endo tried many different things before she sent me to surgery. My FNA showed no signs of cancer. I was symptomatic for some time with inconsistant blood work. I would have adnormal labs at one point for them to return to normal at other times. Showing spikes of thyroiditis. However, after my surgery and path report came back I had 1 small cancerous nodule on my thyroid and 2 small cancerous nodules on my para thyroids. Today, I have NO parathyroid function. I am on Synthroid, a prescription calcium replacement twice daily, vitamin D once a week and 16 TUMS a day. My PT levels are 4. They should be around 150. The only thing that I can say, is that if they hadn't removed my entire thyroid, they may haved missed the cancer, because it was undetected until after my surgery. Because the entire thyroid was removed, I didn't have to undergo IR. My Doctor and my Endo have given me a clean bill of health. I am in North Georgia and have an excellent Endo. My surgeon came highly recommended, specializing in thyroid surgery.
Last edited by murp4907; 04-25-2009 at 04:31 PM.