Praise the LORD!
It was still huge, and I still have a two inch incision but praise the LORD it isn’t cancer!
I have a follow up appointment on Friday with the surgeon to take a look at the incision and make decisions on where to go from here because the part of my thyroid that is still in there is a disaster. I will schedule another appointment with an endocrinologist on where to go from there. Medications I have to go on, if they are going to just take out the rest of the thyroid, yada yada yada.
The truth of the matter is: I have chronic pain, I have constant freakish flares of body temperature. I am either boiling hot and sweating, or freezing cold and shivering. There is no middle. I am not room temperature ever. I am also always exhausted, I could sleep forever if I could, but I also struggle with staying asleep. I have weird prolonged episodes of depression that require medications and psychological visits. I can gain weight like nobodies business – it’s my super power. I lose hair in clumps, I wake up to clumps of hair on my pillow, it covers my floor, it covers the shower, it’s everywhere. It reminds me of the time I was going through treatment for PFRF and I was almost bald.
The point is I want this crap fixed. I want to live without these symptoms. I realize most of the symptoms will stay because I have my autoimmune disease but this other crap can be fixed. The endocrin is a good place to continue the journey to thyroid wellness and all around health wellness.
But thank the Lord it’s not cancer.