Anyone who has had their thyroid out, care to share your experience with me? My younger sister has a 5 cm tumor on hers and has to have it removed. They took biopsies, but are not sure if it is benign or malignant yet. In any event they believe it to be a slow growing mass, and most likely benign, but since it is so large and wrapped around her thyroid, they will be removing her entire thyroid gland either way. Curious how you felt after and how long recovery took, if you have a noticeable scar. I'm worried about her!