Post-Op, Day 4

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have sent good wishes and support regarding my thyroid surgery. It means a lot to me!

I had surgery Wednesday, July 27. Being the first patient, I had to arrive at the hospital at the crack of dawn. After I was prepped, the surgeon autographed my neck to ensure he slit the right throat.

Autographed neck

The dopey grin is courtesy of the “happy juice” I was given to keep me calm. What a great plan — I was eager to accompany them to the operating room!

Headed to surgery

The next thing I knew, the nurse was calling my name and I found myself in recovery. About an hour later, I was discharged– somewhat groggy but in little pain. All I had to show for the experience was a small bandage at the base of my neck.

Ready for discharge

Now, four days later, there’s just a narrow scab and faint discoloration. I’m on the mend!I like the way the scar (along with my many neck creases) mimics my grin.

scar day 4

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the pathology report couldn’t be better. There was no indication of cancer and I’ve been given a clean bill of health!