31 hours post op
So getting the surgery done so quickly was a bit of a surprise, but I am thankful I didnt have time to worry too much. I went into the OR at 1 pm on thursday and with alot of trying they finally got an IV started. The last time I looked at the clock was 1:30. When I heard someone calling my name I opened my eyes and looked at the clock instantly it was 4pm and I was still in the OR. They asked how I was and I told them that I was wonderful because I was still alive!!! I spent about an hour in recovery and was sent to my room. The pain I had was not what I had expected, my throat was soooo sore like a very bad throat infection. Still cant swallow so good. The incision site isnt as sore as I thought it would be, but it is swollen and bruised. They offered me some T3 but I am not one to take pills so I opted for reg tylenol 325mgs. There were some issues with the parathyroid glands three werent looking so good he said so they transplanted them into some neck muscles. They may take upto 6months to start working again. The good news is that the one that wasnt touched is supplying enough calcium to me. I was prescribed calcium and vit d and 150mg synthroid. They also prescribed a narcotic pain killer that will sit here and rot but I didnt know what it was. I am very excited to recover and hope this was the answer that I was looking for. I was very calm on the way there and whilst I waited from 10 - 1 the the nerves settled in. I was affraid that I wouldnt awake, I am sure everyone has that fear being put under. I am wanting to post some pics tomorrow if possible. The incision is waaaay smaller than I thought it would be. The surgeons were fantastic same with the aneastists. I even had a private room! So I got ther at 10 am yesterday and was gone by 11am today!!! I actualy feel wonderful.