I don't know the answer to your question, but I would like to shed some light on what you will need after the surgery.
First thing is that being on Levo should shrink your nodules, if it didn't then you were not balanced properly.
After the removal of your thyroid, it should be sent to lab to test for Cancer, if that is the case, and I hope it is not, then your dose of levo should be such that your TSH becomes suppressed, and you should be given RAI to kill any thyroid tissue remains.o
If you don't have cancer, then you will need to be on levo for the rest of your life, be ware that just taking levo is not enough, you need to get your TSH to optimal level for you, you might want to see an endo to adjust the dose for you.
Post Edited (hypoHashimoto) : 12/4/2013 11:51:33 AM (GMT-7)