so I had the right lobe of my thyroid remove as well as the isthmus. The surgery went well, but the immediate after surgery recovery was horrible, but it is all a blur. I guess I was gotten too dehydrated during surgery (mostly sweating) and so I didn't come out of the anesthesia cleanly, and they had me on extra IVs and Oxygen for the rest of the day. But today--the day after--I'm all find and out and about and stuf. Sitting at home, checking my e-mail, and then I'll rest in front of the TV.
The enlarged thyroid had been impacted my ability to swallow, and just general disturbance. According to the blood tests taken a year ago, everything was normal, and even with tests done a couple months ago, there are no indications of bad things. Just abnormal thyroid growth, which is apparently quite common.
However it does remind me that I should find a general/family/whatever doctor and discuss depression and social anxiety.