Posted 2/1/2014 1:34 PM (GMT -6)
Welcome to HealingWell, Gazmo. I also had Graves autoimmune hyperthyroidism, but I was treated with radioactive iodine, so can't help much with surgery. My resting heart rate was over 120 when I was diagnosed, funny how something can sneak up on you like that.
We have had others posting about surgery, hopefully they will be around to offer you their wisdom.
In general, I'd want to know how much pain to expect and what medications I will be given for any pain that occurs, what sort of dressing will be put on my neck, how soon can I go back to (whatever my normal activities are), and how long it will take for me to be in a normal hormonal state after the surgery.
Good luck with your surgery, and keep us posted on how you're doing.