And a little bit better. Slightly more energy, slightly less pain, slightly more movement in my neck.
I had a shower and although I couldn’t wash my hair, as my incision is supposed to stay dry, I felt better all over. I’ve been downstairs a lot more today, but although I’m exhausted, I can’t seem to nap.
I changed the dressing for my drain hole, and it looks great. Overall, recovery is happening daily. I’m still getting major headaches, I was having them prior to surgery and keeping them at bay with cbd oil. But I’d hoped they were being caused by the huge thyroid and associated issues. There was a few things I hoped would go
- Constant, and I mean constant headaches
- Tinnitus with vertigo
- Lymph node pain in neck and collarbones (for years)
- Thyroid pain when leaning forward, or twisting or just in general (for years)
- Compression symptoms when lifting arms or lying flat
- Trouble swallowing
- Palipitations and atrial flutter/fib
- Muscle jerks and spasms
- Feeling edgy
- Major stomach issues
It sounds like a lot. It those are the symptoms that I don’t think are related to other disorders, like my connective tissue disease, or just ibs. Those are things that I believe are separate and related to thyroid, a large nodule, hyperthyroidism, or taking of toxic carbimazole for so long.
So far my tinnitus is worse. My palpitations are not better, headaches are the same or worse. But I know I can’t judge until I’ve made some major recovery time. The incision is about 4 inches, so I reckon they had a task getting it out. And hopefully I’ll see some improvements in other areas over the coming weeks.
My incision looks good though. It should heal pretty invisibly.