Thymectomy on Tuesday
Thymectomy is Tuesday, June 19. Full sternotomy, surgery is necessary to remove large thymoma. I have plasmapheresis Friday and Monday (first time). Had IVIG for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
Surgeon's estimate is one week in hospital and two months before I can go back to work, assuming no complications. I'm hoping to do that or better, but I will take it easy and do what seems reasonable.
I'm recently diagnosed with MG - first symptoms were in April, diagnosed and put on mestinon in May. I'm a 33-year-old male with symptoms which have been so far on the milder end: double vision in left field of vision (somewhat moderated by mestinon), droopy right eyelid (alleviated by mestinon), periodic weakness of front shoulder muscles, especially right, and periodic general tiredness. So far no issues breathing, speaking, or with other muscle groups. Obviously I'm hopeful that the surgery and recovery won't be too awful and the MG symptoms will go into remission or become less severe, although I know that the thymectomy could severely aggravate the MG.
I'll try to update from time to time once I'm out of the hospital.