If you have thyroid cancer, you might be able to get back to normal as soon as a year after surgery.
That’s because the body’s natural healing process takes a year to complete, but in rare cases, it can take longer, says Dr. Mark Gorman, an emergency room doctor at St. Thomas’ Hospital in Toronto.
In that time, the patient’s body has a hard time absorbing the nutrients and enzymes that help your body repair itself, he says.
“If you don’t have thyroid surgery and you have a hard scar, you can be in for a hard year.”
Gorman said the average recovery time for a thyroid surgery patient is between four and six months.
For breast implants, the recovery time is three to six months, he said.
But some people have an even longer recovery.
“I know of two people that are able to do breast surgery, and they’re both still recovering in six months,” Gorman says.
He also recommends getting the surgery in a hospital.
That way, if you have any problems after the surgery, you’re in good shape.
And Gorman is one of many doctors who recommend getting thyroid surgery in the emergency room.
A major problem is the need to bring in your own supplies.
The thyroid surgeon needs to go into the operating room, open up a chest tube, and attach a small tube to the thyroid gland.
The surgeon then uses a catheter to slowly drain the blood from the gland.
After the surgery is complete, the thyroid surgeon must put the catheter back into place, and it’s then removed.
He or she then needs to perform another procedure to insert a new thyroid gland into the area.
“It’s a very delicate process that can take a long time,” Gorman says.
The main complication for patients who are dealing with a thyroid problem is not having enough blood to supply the body, Gorman adds.
In rare cases like these, the body may have trouble using the hormone T4, and that can lead to an increased risk of developing the disease.
Gorman recommends getting T4 injections every three to four weeks for at least six months and perhaps longer.
A follow-up appointment with the doctor can be done in a few weeks, but he recommends waiting about a year.
If you’ve had surgery, be sure to talk to your doctor about any side effects, Gormon says.
This is a common problem for people with cancer.
The best thing to do, he adds, is to be patient and try to relax and relax.
“That’s the best way to go,” Gomer says.
It’s also important to note that many people with thyroid problems have other health issues.
“A lot of people have other illnesses, so there’s a chance they might have some other health problems as well,” Gollin says.
Gomer also notes that thyroid cancer patients can expect to experience symptoms that may be similar to those of other cancers, like fatigue, depression and anxiety.
“The main thing is to let your body do what it’s supposed to do,” he says, and make sure that the thyroid cancer isn’t affecting your overall health.