Sometimes we get a call from a patient that is worried that their life didn’t change overnight after the operation. The will say “It’s been a few days since my operation and I haven’t noticed significant improvements. What’s wrong?” The answer is simple: Nothing is wrong.
Please read our Post Op Instructions and read the section about the Rabbit and the Turtle. Some people feel amazing in the days after their operation. But others don’t, and that’s OK. Your body has to adjust to a large shift in hormone and calcium levels, and some folks take a week or two to get over that. Over time you will feel the benefits of parathyroidectomy. It’s fine if you can’t feel the benefit in the first days or weeks. You will get there. You may be one of the turtles, but they get to the finish line too!