I just wanted to point out that I had my surgery on July 30th, starting on meds the next day, and nearly two and a half weeks later I feel absolutely fine. Really, I feel pretty much the same as I did before surgery. I was expecting hair loss, weight gain, all that - but I am coasting along at the same energy levels and weight (and hair quality) as before. I am having occasional difficulty with getting to sleep, but this might just be due to general worry. I don't feel sluggish, I don't feel jittery. This is great news!
I'll be meeting with my endocrinologist on August 31st - that's when we'll get some solid numbers to look at. I'm hoping I won't need to be made much more hypo - I'm liking things the way they are.