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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Consult Jitters

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I finally have my consult with the surgeon for my thyroidectomy. By this time tomorrow, I should have the date for my surgery. I am really hoping that it gets scheduled for next week. The sooner the better! I cannot take waiting any longer. I think my anxiety will calm down once this is all over with. I have my list of questions ready to go to ask the surgeon. If anyone has anything else they can think of that I should ask, please please add me a comment! I don't think I could ever ask too much information! So far I plan on asking him how many thyroidectomies he does per year. It is recommended that a good surgeon perform at least 100. That sounds like a lot, but it's really only two per week. I am also having this surgery at UCONN which is a teaching hospital. I want to make sure he will be performing the operation, NOT a student. I don't want my incision to be botched by a newbie! Hmm...that's all I can think of right now, but feel free to let me know of anything you come up with. I will write tomorrow to let everyone know how the consult goes.


  1. Just wanted to say good luck. I'll be thinking about you!

  2. Yes, the main question is how many they do per year. Mine did 3-4 a week, so I felt good. He should go over the two main risks (permanent hoarseness & damage to the parathyroids). I think that's about it. He may present the option of just a lobectomy, but I think most research shows it's better to do the total thyroidectomy.

    If they schedule your surgery and do any pre-op soon be sure to request a private room. It helps to do that ahead of time.

    Good luck and I hope you can get this overwith soon! ((HUGS))


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