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    I had a partial thryroidectomy 15mths ago because the endo said the RAI
    could make my eyes worse and because I am also hearing impaired and my eyes
    are also my ears I opted for the operation. But also I could not get any
    information re statistics etc.or even up to date info from anyone there
    was no support group in Aust at the time. The operation went well even tho
    I was afraid but because we need to get on with our lives we have to make
    a choice and be happy with that. Because I am a mother to 4 children I had
    to get sorted quickly as my TSH level was 118 and I was in a bad way. The
    scar is hardly noticeable and it only took me a few days to be able to
    swallow etc.
    My parathyroid (calcium production PLEASE CHECK YOURSELF because I’m tired
    and can’t be bothered getting my books out)glands were damaged and I have
    to take calcium supplements not SANDOCOL for the rest of my like as well
    as Thyroid hormone as now I am underactive.

    Hope this helps.