You will be able to breathe, swallow and talk normally the entire time. Two grounding pads will be attached to your thigh. Your neck will be cleaned and head will be placed on a small cushion with your neck extended. The doctor will give you pain medication in the area of the thyroid.
The doctor will ask you several times during the treatment how you are doing and whether you feel pain, and can easily give you more if you are uncomfortable at any time.