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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.

2 comments:

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

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  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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