Thyroid removal surgery...some questions!

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Thyroid removal surgery...some questions!

by sodakitty on Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:00 AM

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So, apparently I need to have my thyroid removed. Papillary carcinoma was found, and that's the recommendation of the doctors. Since some of you have personally gone through this, I'd like to ask a few questions. How big is the scar they leave? How long will I be needing to rest after surgery? Can I return to work the next day? Next week? Will I need a neck immobilizer after the surgery? The radiation I'll receive after the surgery, is this similar to the thyroid treatment radiation that can make me 'radioactive,' where I can't share towels or sleep next to someone? Is there anything else you can tell me, or a site with resources you can link me to? Thanks in advance!! :)

RE: Thyroid removal surgery...some questions!

by sodakitty on Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:00 AM

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Sorry for the awful spacing. I'm posting mobile from my blackberry, and sometimes it will mess up spacing. My apologies!!
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