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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.