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Old 06-30-2012, 06:17 AM   #7
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Re: My Thyroidectomy

HI!! I wonder how they determine how much synthroid to put you on? My dr mentioned something about probably 100mcg (i'm 5 ft and 123 lbs) but i duno if that is how they determine dose? My worst fear is not being able to breathe after the surgery without gasping.......and is your voice really different? I have to stop reading articles online, they can send me into a panic so I'm choosing to read just your positive posts!! I know my surgeon said my main discomfort would probably be from the incubation tube...but some swelling of the site is to be expected, I pray he is able to keep my parathyroids intact...thanks for your prayers and encouragement!!!!!! I will keep you posted!!!
PS yes he did say i would need to take tums or a calcium supplement as well..and stay in the hosp. til those levels are normal.......

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