Re: Needing help with understanding us results ~ large thyroid with nodules
I don't understand, if you are having the thyroid removed because it is so enlarged and diseased, why would they biopsy the nodules before they take them out? It makes more sense to take it out entirely (it's just so big) and then do a pathology on the nodules/thyroid lobes----I'm guessing that's what the surgeon will do in your case.
I don't think you have to worry about cancer at this point. Your surgery will be a bit more traumatic, because your thyroid is large, and may be stuck/wrapped around other structures in your neck. That's why you should see a few surgeons before you go for the surgery.
You probably have been hypo and hyper on and off for many years without realizing it, so if your endo. works with you, I don't think you will feel worse without the thyroid. You may even feel better!
My surgery was overnight, it was easier than my c-section because it affected my neck and not my whole body core. I was up and about in a few hours----but my thyroid was much smaller than yours despite the cancer.
If you've had other procedures, this will be easier, if you haven't, it's just the discomforts of surgery you may feel. Everyone is different. I had no pain, just took tylenol pm to sleep. I had no calcium/parathyroid issues. I was driving locally around day 4-5, went to a party for a little while on day 2. Give yourself plenty of time to heal---baby yourself.
Let us know what happens!