Wednesday, July 24, 2013

More tests! Oh Boy!


I went for my annual checkup with my primary care doctor today.  I won't bore you with the gorey details because there is just some things that don't need to be discussed.  One of the topics of the visit was my thyroid.

Years ago, I was diagnosed with a goiter.  This wasn't too much of a surprise as my dad, Grandma Armstrong, Great Grandma Armstrong and Great Grandma Jeffers all had thyroid problems.  At the time, they tested my thyroid and it was functioning fine so we left if alone.

After my surgery in February, the anesthesiologist came in to check on me.  He had trouble getting the breathing tube down my throat because of the goiter so he wanted me to be sure and have my primary care doctor look into it.

So Dr. Pfeifer took one look at it today and could tell the goiter is getting bigger.  I am also having a lot of symptoms that indicate that my thyroid isn't working right.  So bright and early tomorrow morning, I am having an ultrasound done on my goiter and blood tests (you know how LOVE blood tests) for everything under the sun. (PTL I have hit my deductible this year).

Dr. Pfeifer said if the thyroid isn't working right, there is a chance that taking the medication will shrink the goiter.  If it doesn't, then I will have to see a surgeon.  Since I really don't want to go through another surgery at this time (if it is truly needed, I will), please pray my thyroid is not functioning and medicine will take care of the problem.

Other than the toe fungus I was also diagnosed with (only I would get a toe fungus on top of everything else I have had)  I am doing great.