I'm posting on behalf of my mother. She's about to be presented with choices on which operation to have:

Option 1

Remove Goitre

Option 2

Leave Goitre in situ and install a pipe through which she can breathe.

I'd like to hear from people or close relatives of people who have had either of these procedures. The main question is; What was your quality of life like following the procedure? It would help if you could indicate the age and gender of the person concerned.

I know that this is a long shot as I suspect many users of these forums would look in less following a successful resolution to the condition. However, any help would be appreciated.