I has a TT yesteday with Dr. Thompson in Ks. I was so scared before hand. I had been having horrible neck pain,and all the symptoms of hypo. After seeing a spine specialist, a neurologist, massage, accupunture etc they found some nodules on both sides of my roids. One was over 4cm, So they decided out is should come.
I am 40 years old, woman and two years ago I suffered a series of heart attacks due to expose to toxic mold in a ranch we had bought. As a result I have a stent in my cx. Luckily there is no heart tissue damage. I should also add that I am allergic to all pain meds but morpine and diladud.
Let me tell you about my experice w/the TT. I was frightened about the calcium. My Dr put me on tums and i have not had a problem.
The drain is really just a pique line. It was so small. You couldnt feel it come out, since I ripped mine out in a drug hazed sleep. I have no pain today at all. None. My neck is tight where the stiches are,
The best thing is that I physical feel great and that is w/o any pain meds less than 24 hours after surgery.My neck is actually normally shaped now. The difference is amazing.This surgery is so easy.
My suggestion is that if your Dr doesnt tell you to take the tums I would take them for the first three weeks, because according to him, if you dont and you bottom out you will be in the hospital for weeks because it is so hard to regulate.
Bottom line- well worth the surgery anxiety. I can feel my body getting stronger. They kept upping my meds because I was getting up, feeling great talking to all the nurses.
I just thought I would tell how well my surgery went and the importance of a good surgeon. Along with a good staff. I am now home trying to rest but I cannot because I feel so good, simply removing that toxic gland. So glad I did!