I am planning on having a partial thyroidectomy because I have a slow growing nodule on my thyroid which we have been watching for over 2 years. While it is still elecive surgery, my surgeon recommends having the surgery since the nodule is changing slowing and I did have radiation to my thyroid over 10 years ago.
My surgeon suggests not going on synthroid and letting the remaining half of my thyroid do the job.
I am wondering if anyone has had a partial thyroidectomy and not gone on hormone replacement after surgery? What happened? Did you adjust well or did you become hypothyroid?
I will be having surgery in june and am starting a new job with a lot of responsibilities in sept. I am concerned about becoming hypothyroid, feeling exhausted and having related problems when I start my new position and am considering putting off the surgery until next year.