Yes, I had half of my thyroid removed. Stay proactive on getting your thyroid levels checked after surgery and regularly. Get a good endocrinologist that listens to *you* about how you feel. There is a wide variety in "normal" for your levels. Read up. Get some scar cream like Mederma or Neosporin Scar Treatment to avoid keloid scarring... Recovery was pretty quick, but talking the day of was rough - my vocal cords were dry and scratchy. That's all I can think of offhand? If you have any other questions feel free to message me. I had my surgery Feb 2008. Good luck!
at 5:14 PM on Jan. 4, 2009