I had the surgery in 2007 to remove 1 parathyroid gland and it was a very easy surgery. Surgeon was done in less than 10 minutes. I went home within a couple of hours. Very very mild pain. Took tylenol even though stronger meds were prescribed. I put cocoa butter and vitamin E on my incision and you cannot even see it! Go get the cocoa butter in a stick. It is usually in the African American hair care products section. Do not worry at all....you will be fine. Make sure you take your calcium supplements after the surgery.....Best of Luck! liz
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