Post Surgery Update

Woman at The Highline, Manhattan, New York—Nikon D5100 + Nikon 85 mm f/1.8@ 85 mm, f/2.8, ISO100

Thyroid surgery was successful. I was scheduled for surgery on 17th Monday at 7:30 AM. The surgeons were concerned about my elevated heart rate and body temperature.

My surgery was pushed back while the surgeons conferred. I was moved to a monitoring room to monitor my temperature, pulse and blood pressure and put on beta-blockers to reduce my heart rate. I woke up in the recovery room.

My heart rate was still elevated, my surgeon had me stay in the hospital 48 hours for observation. My neck and throat area were in intense pain and my throat hurt. It is difficult to swallow solid food. My meals are soups and smoothies. But I am recovering quickly. I came home on Wednesday afternoon.

My neck is still sore and I was on painkillers until Friday but I think I may be back to work by Wednesday. I’m not allowed to drive until I can easily turn my head so I will most likely telecommute.

Update: I lost 20lbs in those two weeks. My clothes don’t fit.

Life has its trying moments.

By Khürt Williams

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