Hyperparathyroidism……..one year on from surgery

It is hard to believe that this time last year I was being moved to a ward following my surgery to remove one of my parathyroid glands.

You can read my pre-surgery story

My surgery, and initial recovery

So, how do I feel one year on?

SO much better.

I still have some bone pain and still get tired quite easily, but the majority of pain has gone, and the BRAIN FOG has gone!

My brain can function without feeling like I am wading through treacle and losing my mind.  I no longer forget I have children which I assume is a relief to them.

This is what my brain felt like before surgery

2 manor house 1 4w (Small)

And after!

manor house 7 4w (Small)


 (I couldn’t find any more dramatic before/after foggy photos in my vast number of images on my laptop)

It reminds me of that song “I can see clearly now the rain has gone”

only in my case it would be

“I can think clearly now that one of my parathyroid glands has gone”

……..somehow it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, and I doubt it would make it into the charts!

I can make it through a day without falling asleep (most of the time)

I can sleep at night. (unless the duvet thief (aka my husband) strikes!)

My scar is a lot less noticeable, I am still a bit conscious of it, but no-one else probably notices (or cares!)

So no regrets, and so glad I went ahead with the surgery.

I still get occasional emails from others who are going through the parathyroid journey. I am very grateful for an “on the ball” GP and a supportive surgeon who was as keen as I was not to delay any longer.  Feel free to get in touch, I am happy to share my story in more detail.

Thanks also to my family and my friends (in the real world and blog-land) who supported and prayed for me before, during and after the surgery.

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  1. Wow, has it been a year? I am so happy that your surgery was successful. I have been on some medication that put be in a brain fog. I know exactly what your are talking about there. Fortunately, after a couple of months we realized the medicine was the problem and I was taken off of it. I can’t imagine having surgery. Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sure others with the same condition have been helped by it. Carla

  2. wow! that’s amazing – I’ve never heard about it before.

    So glad you’re feeling clear – I can’t stand a mushy brain that’s why I don’t drink alcohol 🙂 (control issues???)

  3. So glad your feeling better
    I hate being sick
    And not being able to do whati need to do
    I’ve never heard of this either
    Thanks for sharing such a personnel story
    One week

  4. So glad your feeling better
    I hate being sick
    And not being able to do whati need to do
    I’ve never heard of this either
    Thanks for sharing such a personnel story
    One week

  5. Thank you for sharing about this, and it is always a pleasure to lift you in prayer. Thank God for what the medical techniques can do these days.


  6. Thank you Jesus what a great blessing. I actually just thought you got medicine. Didnt relize about a surgery.

    God bless


  7. It is funny. we are on two separate ends of the earth and went through this at the same time. It would have been so nice to see that someone else was going through what I was going through, and I sure wish someone had an idea before I did what was wrong with me. Your blog will help many people to not go through such a hard time. They will recognize their symptoms as hyperparathyroidism. Thanks for sharing! God Bless!

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