Thursday, June 19, 2014
hi everyone, I heard from the Specialist today. I have a nodule on my thyroid which is over-active. He did refer me to the thyroid clinic last week but as yet I have not heard anything from them. He was not happy.
We discussed both the problems, three or three and a half parathyroids will need to come out. No other options.
Now the thyroid there are a few options for this one.
1. remove when doing the parathyroids
2. tablets for the rest of my life
3. watch and wait but that means check-ups in Adelaide.
4. try radio-active iodine treatment. Don't know if I like the sound of this with all my other problems.
I really like option no 1. as they will be in the region of the nodule on the thyroid.
He did tell me that my health should improve after the parathyroids are removed.
also I was told that if I do not have the P/T glands removed it will affect my heart. At this stage there is nothing wrong with my heart. Plus the problem of losing calcium will damage or kill my kidney function and I don't have much left anyway.
So now it just a waiting game. Main thing is to keep looking after me.