Thursday, December 10, 2009

BLOOD WORK

Doctor's. They frustrate me. Six weeks ago I had surgery to remove half of my thyroid. Afterwards it was my resposibility to get my blood checked four weeks out of surgery. I kept reminding myself, but life sometimes gets away from me. Then I went to Utah. Because I had to take Stevie to the hopsital for an appointment the other day I thought I 'd kill two birds with one stone. Plus I haven't been feeling great. I brought my blood work with me and had it drawn. The results would be ready in a day or so. I gave them two days. I called this morning. All I wanted was a yes or no. YES you do have to take medication to regulate your now imbalanced thyroid for the rest of your life or NO everything looks great and your half a thyroid is making plenty of hormones to regulate your body. That's all I was looking for. Yes or No. After speaking to the secretary and asking for my results, I hear her quietly whispering to the doctor. After a few minutes he gets on the phone and proceeds to explain to me that he really needs to see me face to face so that he can give me the results. This isn't just something he can tell me over the phone. THAT right there gives me a hint. Remember the LAST time that happened? He called and wanted to see me to go over the results of my thyroid biopsy. (if it had been normal, he would have said so over the phone) I wanted to tell him..."Do you KNOW how hard it is for me to get out of the house with my son? I can't just throw him in the car and run over there, never mind the risk of exposure to germs at a doctor's office?!?!" Now I have to wait until next Tuesday. I could be totally wrong though and my numbers may be perfectly normal but I'm bracing myself for an abnormal result. I know it's not the end of the world to be on medication for the rest of my life, but I will still be sad. I love the freedom of not being dependent. After all...I AM a very independent girl. ;)

12 comments:

Smilin' sunshine said...

Hoping for the best~

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

I know you will conquer whatever comes. :) I agree with the doctors are frustrating part. I've had a few that just didn't understand the mean of 'just tell me the results'. Good luck. Love you

April said...

Oh, It's so hard to wait.... Hang in there and keep us posted! We love you!

Junior said...

Praying everything is fine.
that is such a great pic of you and Ben

Jenny said...

Independent cuss. I mean girl.
Yes, you are.
(it IS frustrating. sorry.)

Jo Jo said...

Okay, that scared me. Is there anything else that would have shown up in those results?

TMI Tara said...

Ugh. Definitely frustrating. I'm hoping for the best for you!!!

My OB/Gyn wouldn't give me results over the phone last week. I was a little weirded out about it and didn't even tell anyone, because I thought surely it was terrible news. But it just turned out they want me to watch my weight. Um, yeah, I already knew that. Weight Watchers is on the agenda in 2010. But why they had to have a face-to-face discussion about it and get me all freaked out is beyond me. Oh well. They're smart, but not perfect.

Diane said...

Just keep thinking "I can handle this with the Lords' help!

LL said...

???
I'm going to add your Dr. to the NAUGHTY list...I do NOT like how he leaves you hangin' for days like that!

shirlgirl said...

I don't know why the doctor couldn't give you the results over the phone--normal or abnormal and give you a prescription if necessary and then make an appointment for a follow-up. That would seem very clear-cut to me. I'm glad we get everything told to us asap with Uncle D. If not, they'd be hearing from me!! We've been very fortunate. I wish you luck and hopefully everything will be o.k. Sending you lots of love!

Amy M. said...

I hope all is well Becky- be strong- lots of prayer continue to come your way.

barryblog said...

I am so nit patient. I have to take thyroid medicine as well. My numbers started to go crazy after Trevee. I read that a stillborn baby can mess up your thyroid???