Can anyone give me their firsthand experience about neck dissection? I have to have one pretty soon, and I'm quite nervous about it. Let's be honest, when we hear the word dissection, don't we think, FROGS?? Like, cutting up dead things :(
I feel a little betrayed by my surgeon, because I had my TT split into two surgeries, when apparently what I really needed was TT plus neck dissection and it could have been done all at once, instead of three separate surgeries. The swollen lymph node was what took me to the doctor in the first place, and they ignored it! Now I have a new surgeon, and 3 months out from TT, I'm still waiting for the date of my neck dissection.
I swear, the waiting is the hardest part. I've done TOO MUCH research on neck dissection, and it's driving me insane. My surgeon said the incision will start behind my right ear and go all the way to my thyroidectomy scar! This sounds horrific! Can anyone reassure me?