Our expert says:
Dear Very Very confused
It sounds like you get a kind of thyroiditis every time you develop an infection - surgery is usually indicated if the swollen gland causes pressure on other structures. Radioactive treament may not destroy the whole gland, as it usually only slows down the thyroid hormone producing cells. You are always entitled to get a second opinion too.
Ask your GP to re-evaluate you a day or so before the operation is scheduled to ensure that you have in fact recovered enough to be able to get anaesthetic, if not , postpone the operation.
Will be thinking of you.
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