Wednesday, June 20, 2007
For those that are interested in my latest phase of my ongoing throat issues (I call it that because it has yet to be determined exactly what the problem is) news is hopeful. I met with my endocrinologist about a week ago and he's stumped. My MRI showed nothing of concern (no tumors cancerous or otherwise, no ulcers, no nothing. Very good news (deep breath). However after reviewing by blood work from about 2 months ago it appeared that one of my numbers (I don't understand it all either, just go with it) seems just off from normal, indicating that my thyroid my be slightly inflamed in such a way that I feel like someone is choking me (it's the feeling of having that lump in the back of your throat when you're trying not to cry...all the time). So I'm now on a trial low dose of hypothyroid medication for 6 weeks in hopes that will be the end of it. Well not the end of it, because people on thyroid medication are destined to remain on it for the rest of their lives, yes, a pill every morning for the next 40-50 years. What is that...14,600-18,250 pills? Pharmaceutical stock anyone? Anyhow, I'll keep you posted. Hopefully the pills will help, or I'll be fated to have someone shove a camera down my throat, lovely.