Let it rip Girl lol !
I just love it when Hubbys or Partners think they can 'shut us up ' and they cant lol :)
Mine whinges about me singing in the car too.
He says that one singer is bad enough (the radio) so I sing even louder and roll my eyes lol :)
You will be fine with yr op Sash...just know your limits and dont push too hard.
Will be expecting you back here 2 days after the op ok?
I had my surgery at the end of march and for several weeks I lamented that I could not sing..(which my husband was actually quite happy about) My voice seemed deeper, more monotone kind of scratchy and I could go so loud and then nothing.
Now just in the last few days, I have noticed that I can sing as loud and off key as I ever did and I am pleased as punch...I'm not good at all, but I like to belt out my favorite songs as I'm driving off to work. As many folks know, when you drive 45 min to an hour at a time or more, you have to do something to keep the sandman at bay....I have yet to reveal to my husband "I'm Back"...HA He's going to suffer. He's going to suffer so badly the next time we head off to his parents house and he turns on the radio....I'm going to let him have it. : )
Everybody responds to surgery differently. I had a significant problem a few hours after surgery but it was a very rare (less than .02%) occurance. I had no pain at all after the operation; literally 0 on a scale of 1-10. I had very few voice issues. A little husky and my voice still gets a little worn out but nothing major. I had no damage to my parathyroids. I'm told by both my surgeon and endo Dr that it usually takes about 3 months for the meds to regulate. I'm 4 weeks post op and feeling significantly better every day. My best advise is to listen to your body after the surgery, take one day at a time and don't push yourself too hard. If you can go back to work in 2 weeks great; if you can't don't. Good luck.
Good Luck with your surgery tomorrow.
If it helps you feel any better about your decision my mom did choose RAI only to have her thyroid come back to life after 10 years and start growing beside her trachea down into her chest. She had it removed over a month ago and now that I am going through thyroid problems she said she would opt to remove the whole thing and not do the RAI
I had both.
I suffer with Graves and was diagnosed Hyperthyroid.
I had RAI first because of thyroid storm episodes...only to find 2 days before RAI that I had cancer of the thyroid.
3 months after RAI, I had TT.
RAI was done on June 28th 2008 and TT on Sept 15th 2008.
I have never felt better!
I wish I had the patience that you did going 7 years with it lol!
You will be fine and others who have had the conventional TT can post here....I had mine via keyhole so its a different ballgame and mine had already been nuked.
The worst is nearly over and I wish you all the best with your surgery.
its normal to feel scared.....I think we've all felt that.