Surgery was a success, the resident was pleased as punch with the whole process. My incision looks great, I have steri-strips over the part where the drain was and the rest is just covered with a "glue". They took the entire thyroid out and it sure feels like a bike ran over my neck. I am fine as long as i don't swallow or yawn or move too much. :)
I had a terrible night in the hospital, slept only 2 1/2 hours. My roommate had a lot of needs and a pain pump that beeped all night, plus all the monitors and a couple of older patients that were yelling all night, they had dementia of sorts and were quite loud. I woke up at 3:30 and was so uncomfortable, so much pressure on my back. I spent all night trying to get a comfortable mix for my back, my neck and knees, it was so awful. Too bad this morning, they showed me how the feet lower to put support for my knees and it sure made a huge difference.
Path report in a week, I am not expecting any surprises.
Thanks for the prayers and pink feathers, it was a big OR!