Monday, August 5, 2013

Never a dull moment

Good Evening,

Just wanted to give you an update on the saga of my thyroid.  The blood tests that Dr. Pfeifer sent me for came back normal.  The ultrasound showed that the goiter is HUGE and that I have 4 nodules on it.  So she sent me to Dr. Ball (an ear, nose, and throat specialist) today.

It didn't take Dr. Ball very long to determine that my thyroid needs to come out.  Here is a rundown of my schedule the next 3 weeks:

8/13 - I have a CT scan to let Dr. Ball see what she is dealing with.

8/19 - I have to go to Indy at 10 am to have the nodules biopsied.

8/26 - I have an appointment with Dr. Ball to schedule the surgery.

The recovery time for the surgery is 7 to 10 days (and my co-workers say "Hallelujah")   Another positive is that it will be done before the end of the year.  That is is good thing as I have hit my deductible on my insurance this year. (And Tonya says "Hallelujah")

Prayers and positive vibes would be appreciated.  I wasn't expecting to have another surgery so soon and frankly, I need to psych myself up.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness I know some of what you are going through. In 2001 my husband had a heart attack. The Drs decided it was due to an over active thyroid. Ok so while we are working through this 2 weeks later he has a stroke. I total understand about being happy they figured out about your thyroid before you have to pay that deductible again. The next year didn't get any better for us. I went for a mammy and they found stage 1. SHIT! I'm sure you know all the boring details about that. I couldn't have a lumpectomy so it came off. Here it is 2013 and we are both still here. Sometimes I get a little depressed cause I can't go and find a cute bathing suit right off the rack but other than that life is pretty normal. Thank the stars. Good luck sweet heart. ♥