Leaving any amount of thyroid would also leave tissue for her body to continuously attack. Grave’s is an autoimmune disease. Removing the thyroid completely removes that state of chronic inflammation.
I had my TT at 40.
I have lost 80lbs since. I’ve gained nothing but muscle mass. (That’s me in the pic, lol)
My ability to focus as an athlete has returned.
None of this was possible before my TT, despite my best and sometimes outrageous efforts of exercise and diet.
My RAI failed after a year of “wait and see” so I would not personally recommend that route of treatment.
Weight gain is a possibility after surgery, until stabilization on hormone is achieved, but once stabilized, it drops off IME.
Life went back to normal…and fast.
Edited AzGravesGuy (April 11, 2018 09:39:52)