A little more bruising than last time, but overall, I am doing very well. Not coughing like I did after the last surgery, and my voice is better. Could it be my anesthesiologist did a better job this time?
I have a little more energy each day, but I still have to sit and rest for a while if I get up and do very much.
Also, I need to get some kind of routine down for taking my medicine early in the morning. I’m supposed to wait an hour after my Synthroid before eating, and four hours before taking supplements.
I weighed myself this morning and I have gained about 6 pounds since my first surgery. Once my meds are stabilized and I am up and running, I am going to have to give that my attention.
My incision, the morning after surgery. Second verse, same as the first, right? Once again, Dr. B appears to have done a great job. I especially appreciate that he went looking for lymph nodes, even in the lateral areas of my neck. He found one on the left side, which he said he wouldn’t have thought anything about if I didn’t have cancer. I am thankful that he went to the trouble of looking carefully.
I have had no problems with my calcium levels, Praise God. My pain at the very first was a little more than last time, but now is about the same. I am able to be up and moving about the same amount as before, which is not much yet.
Dr. B went ahead and started me on 100 mcg of Synthroid because he doesn’t think I will need RAI. (Sounds good to me!) He says he will check my TSH in 3 weeks to see if I am in the ballpark, or if I need to have my prescription adjusted. I was pleased to learn that he aims to keep his thyca patients with a TSH around 0.5. That’s what I was hoping for.
My follow up is Thursday, when we’ll hear the final pathology report on what they removed in this surgery.
Aunt Sharon got here today in time to help Rusty get the family off to church. She brought a car load of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, because that’s just how she rolls. :) I am so glad she’s here. Rusty has been doing a phenomenal job taking care of me and the kids, but its all a bit much, and I know it is overwhelming to him. This will ease his burden a good bit.