So I made it through surgery, and I'm back home after 2 nights in hospital. I am down one body organ, but boy was that ever necessary. I have about a 2" incision across the base of my neck, but that's better than I was expecting. All the people I've seen who've had a thyroidectomy have had these giant scars that run the whole span of their neck. So I guess I lucked out that my surgeon could squeeze my giant thyroid out through a small hole. My para-thyroids are all in tact and... wait for it... here's the best part... I can still talk! I'll receive my results of biopsy within 3 weeks when I go follow up with my surgeon.
I'm sore, stiff and weak, but I will improve every day. I have to adjust to how my body feels on the synthroid pill I have to take every day now, and it's been strange adjusting to it, but it will soon become my norm.
That's all I feel like sitting here for today. Just a quick update.