What a way to spend New Years Eve. I had thyroid surgery on Wed. The surgery removed my entire thyroid and went exactly as planned. I came out of surgery well and had no pain at all. I was to stay over one night to watch my calcium levels. During a total thyroidectomy, the parathyroids are taken off of the thyroid glands while it is removed and then placed back in the neck. Most people have no trouble at all and are sent home that night or the next day. I unfortunaetly am not in that group I had low calcium levels the day after surgery so I was given a bolus and watched for a few hours and then sent home. I was told to take 3 extra strenght tums 3 times a day and a vitamin D/ calcium tablet once a day. On Friday morning, I started to have numbness and tingling in my hands and feet and face and since I had already taken my 3 tums I had my husband call the Dr. She told us to take 3 more right away and head to the ER. By the time we got here, my hand were cramped, my face was hardening on my cheeks, and my legs were numb to my knees and it is only a 10 min drive
So, since yesterday morning I have been on an IV drip of calcium, upped my tums to 4 three times a day and now 2 calcium tabs a day.
I may not even be able to go home tomorrow. I have not seen the kids since Tuesday and I am missing them terribly. I know the best place for me is the hospital but this really stinks.
My husband is here with me tonight and we are hanging out. But I am missing my bed. I have no pain at all but am wishing I did so the pain meds would help me relax and sleep I should be grateful for an easy surgery but I am frustrated at this calcium thing.
Thanks for letting me vent,