Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thyroid Troubles

I have been really slammed recently with sickness. It turns out the whole time, I have been having problems with my Thyroid. My Thyroid and immune system have been battling it out. This has been going on for the past 5 months.

I finally was able to get an appointment with an endocrinologist, thanks to Harrison and his e-mail skills to the doctor. With Kaiser it is extremely difficult to see a specialist. Especially when they deny its my thyroid all because they say the tests come back "normal". Ignoring symptoms and family history, just because a so called test says I am in the "normal" range. ugh

This past week has been terribly hard with extreme breathing and fatigue problems. But without the trials of the past week, I would have never made progress with my thyroid diagnosis. It is sad that it takes 5 months of suffering to get what I needed all along. Finally they start believing me, when my thyroid gland swells up so much I can barely breath.

So on March 3rd, I get to see a specialist. It scares me, but am so thankful for the chance to try out thyroid medication.

I will say one thing. Being sick sure helped me accomplish a lot of knitting and crocheting. :)

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