What a wonderful site to find out information on! I have had surgery scheduled for 7 weeks, but wasn't sure about going through with it. I have had my primary physician & and endo say take it out, and my ear/nose/throat dr & another endo say watch and wait approach. I have had an inconclusive fna, then a benign fna (recently), went from 1 to 3 nodules, the largest at 1.7cm. I have had a feeling of something in my throat for about 2 years, and have had a ultrasound every six months. I have been so confused! I have been told hashimotos thyroiditis, multi-nodular goiter. Now the ultrasound shows a small calcification and I felt that was the final sign to go through with this. As a dear friend of mine told me who had cancer, you can live without your thyroid. I have been reading so many great suggestions here for what to do after surgery. Has anyone had any trouble with damage to vocal chords? I am a teacher and that is a concern of mine. I am scared but so tired of wondering if the nodules will get larger, more calcifications, etc. I even have the largest one sitting right on my carotid artery. The endo who did the biopsy said "I'm going to use a shorter needle because that is really close to your carotid". Don't think I didn't lie really still after that! hugs4 I feel that I have a really good surgeon. He has done thyroidectomies every week for the past 20 plus years. I know I'll be so relieved when it's over. All of you give me hope!