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Old 02-04-2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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What to expect after surgury

I was wondering how long the recover time is.

How long does the low grade fever last?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down?

I am not to drive for 2 weeks.

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Old 02-04-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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Re: What to expect after surgury

I had no fever.

I could drive within a week.

Recovery time, vaires. I assume by how much is out, etc. FOr me, with my whole thyroid out and a 4 inch incision...I dont know. ha ha. Well, I feel ok now. After about 2 weeks I felt more normal. I still feel a little tugging when I swallow. I have been playing volleyball in a league for the 2nd week now and I feel fine. (I had surgery Jan3rd)


Old 02-04-2005, 02:02 PM   #3
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Re: What to expect after surgury

Recovery from surgery dovetailed into preparation for Radioactive Iodine Treatment to destroy any remaining thyroid tissue. About seven-eight weeks total before I felt partly "normal". It took months to get my thyroid medication to the correct dose, but my main symptom was being tired.

Stiff neck due to surgery limited the motion I had and was told not to drive for at least two weeks. My neck began to heal very quickly, swelling lasted a couple of weeks. The scare is bearly noticable today, it looks like a line in my neck. It has been three year since surgery. Good Luck.

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Old 02-04-2005, 02:15 PM   #4
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Re: What to expect after surgury

How did the surgery go?
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