In March- I underwent a partial thyroidectomy. I knew I had a mass for the last five years but it was pretty stable. However it started to grow and was increasing rapidly so we decided to have it removed. Further pathology showed that hiding behind the mass was cancer. I am so thankful that I found that out after they removed all of it. My recovery wasn't too bad. It was pretty painful for the first for five days but after that I started to get more neck movement back. This picture was taken just after I had my bandage removed one week post surgery. Today this looks so much better.