Hello from west Texas. In January 2017, my new PCP found a large nodule on the left lobe of my thyroid - 7 cm at the time. Fast forward to today and it's now 9 cm and I'm scheduled for a total thyroidectomy in Dallas on August 24th. I've since been diagnosed with Hashimoto's (>500 IU) although my TSH is "normal". Hoping this is the reason I'm having so many symptoms - fatigue, weight gain, sore throat etc. I'm glad I found these boards - helpful information - thank you! Any pre/post-surgery advice would be greatly appreciated!