So today i went about hour and a half away from my house to see a specialist and found out i will be having surgery next month (they will call me with the date tomorrow) and hes going to put me on a list for any cancellations to call me first!

Im having my whole thyroid removed as well as right neck dissection to remove several lymph nodes all the way over to my right shoulder, he said i wont be able to lift my arm for a while ={ ! What really sucks id im going to be in the hospital at least 3 days far away from home! And im completely upset! But i cant wait to feel better i just hope my scare heals nicely! How many of you had a neck dissection too? Was it awful did it make recovery longer? Did ur scar heal nic

13 Answers

enchantedtailor
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I had total thyroidectomy and right neck dissection on 12/5. It was not awful, but has taken me longer to recover than I originally planned. My right side of my face, ear and shoulder are still numb But my surgeon said that can be normal and may take a while to get back to normal. My scar is healing nicely, did have to ice it some for swelling. You will be fine, my prayers are with you.

Glynda_Jefferson
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Thank you


S_Wen
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I had central neck dissection. My scar is only little and not really noticeable now 15months later. Good luck hope all goes well for you.

Glynda_Jefferson
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Thank you


myrtis.n
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I had a total thyroidectomy then 7 years later the right neck dissection. It healed up well. It is not terribly painful but I was off work a couple weeks with the neck dissection. I’m sorry you’re going through this. I know the long drive is difficult but it is best to get good medical care.

Glynda_Jefferson
Answered 6 months ago    reply

They did say atleast 3 weeks away from work thank you I agree the drive sucks but it is better medical facilities


angelic.windsor25
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I had total thyroidectomy and right neck dissection 18 months ago. I was really worried beforehand, but it was honestly not as bad as I had feared. My scar is not too bad, I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it anymore either. It marks a part of my journey, and the further I get away from the surgery, the better I feel about it. Good luck. You’ll do great

Glynda_Jefferson
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Thank you


bennettdeloach
Answered 6 months ago    reply


l_manns
Answered 6 months ago    reply

total thyroidectomy add left neck dissection 6 months ago. Numbness and a faint scar are all that remains. A good surgeon makes the difference! I was given all the warnings, but no complications at all. Good luck!

Glynda_Jefferson
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Thanks heading this makes me feel better they did send me to a better hospital so I have faith


dunlop.nan
Answered 6 months ago

This comment is awaiting moderation


prudence_gardner77
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I had a central neck dissection a few weeks ago. I could lift my arms, but not over my head. It wasn’t so bad...my fiancé just had to get everything down off the shelves for me.


related questions