Sep 01, 2013
I went to the UTSW university hospital, which is St. Paul Hospital on August 20th for a thyroidectomy. They took out the whole thyroid, and there's now a 2 inch incision. This was a free operation, because I'm over my deductible for the year. They did a great job - no complications and almost no pain at this point. The right side has been sore. Today I haven't had to take a hydrocodone yet.
What's cool is that the lump in my throat is gone. I can swallow normally. No word on the biopsy yet. Even if it wasn't cancerous, I'm glad it's out. I'm also losing weight. I don't know if it was a thyroid imbalance, but I'm not eating any different.