For those of you who have stumbled across this blog in search of information about thyroid surgery, hopefully this page will make things a little easier to navigate!
In December 2010, I had surgery to remove my overactive thryoid.
Thyroid conditions have often been linked to coeliac disease, and having suffered from hyperthyroidism for as long as I can remember, it has been a big part of my life!
Before having my thyroid removed I was on medication for years, it then went into remission before becoming overactive again.
This time, I decided I wanted it out!
Before my operation I was in a blind panic of googling and after not being able to find much information on people's personal experiences of the surgery, I was a nervous wreck.
I have created this page in the hope that if you are going through thyroid surgery or have just had an operation, it might put your mind at ease a bit!
Here's all my thyroid related posts so far (will keep updating as and when I post - newest at the top!)....
A long overdue thryoid update (nearly 2 years post-op)
Thyroidectomy Scar 5 months on
Another month gone by with no thyroid!
My Thyroidectomy Experience (post op)
Coeliac Disease linked with thyroid cancer (news)
Links between Coeliac Disease and Thyroid Conditions (my experience)
For those of you who want to see the gory details (If you're having/had the surgery I know you're dying to see what the scar looks like!) here's some images (which I hope to update regularly!) on the progression of my scar.
For those of you who are a little squeamish, look away now!