Surgery - Adrienne

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Follicular Variant (also called Mixed Papillary-Follicular Variant). Posted on August 8, 2011 View this journey (4 Experiences)

My thyroid surgery was approximately 5 1/2 hours, much longer than my husband and family were expecting, but my surgeon was amazing and took everything out that looked suspicious including many lymph nodes. I was warned that my vocal chords might be affected, but they weren't. My parathyroid stopped working, so I had to stay in the hospital for a total of 4 days, and take lots of calcium. It actually wasn't easy taking the pills after having a throat surgery, but at least I was informed on how important it would be for me to continue calcium supplements.

Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA

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