This is my scar at approximately 6 months post surgery. It is still visible but I no longer wear a scarf or anything else to hide it. I tried to keep the sun off of it all summer but I found that this was sometimes difficult. I am still feeling quite well. I definitely feel better than I did before surgery. All of the doctors told me that my thyroid hormones were within normal limits and therefore my symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, dry hair and skin, etc... were not a result of thyroid disease. I do believe in medical science so it is difficult for me to understand why I feel so different now but I do. I have more energy and as long as I watch what I eat and stay active I am having an easier time controlling my weight. My moods are more stable and I think that I am more stable in general. Of course maybe a lot of the symptoms I experienced previously were a result of stress. Although I definitely haven't reduced nearly all of the stress in my life I am no longer stressed over whether or not I should proceed with the thyroidectomy. I now feel that I made the right decision and am ready to move on.