Hi all, I'm new to all of this. I had a total thyroidectomy this past thursday. Great surgeon, he actually did a total parathyroidectomy on my mother last year. Everything went so well and my calcium never "dropped" so I was sent home the next morning. I'm on a megadose of calcium (3600mg) + calcitriol (.25mg) now to maintain until I have more bloodwork on Tuesday, but he said it's very very unlikely my calcium would drop. Been takin the meds of course, and I'm sure that my calcium is fine, but I'm so incredibly anxious that I keep psyching myself out and *thinking* I feel my hands tingling, or my face getting numb, but these things are not actually happening.
It's scary. My anxiety is making my recovery hell, I was fine when I was in the hospital, it just makes me so nervous to be away from doctors after this surgery and not be able to talk to anyone until Tuesday because of the holiday. I'm trembling and twitchy- both things that commonly happen to me during high stress. Bottom line, I know my calcium is fine, but I can't stop making myself crazy about it.
Can anyone offer any support? Did anyone else worry excessively about their calcium post TT? I have to admit my concern stems from my mother's surgery, because her calcium dropped to ~3, but she had her paras removed and the surgeon said he didn't even touch mine.