I don’t have a diagnosis. I just have a swelling thyroid that has nodules. And it sucks.
My doctor for the past few years has always commented on my thyroid, that it looked big to her. Blood work, however, has always come back stellar and I’d felt normal. Then this last time (this past April) in addition to blood work, she wanted an ultrasound. I heehawed about the ultrasound, thinking largely of the expense, but then my thyroid did something it hadn’t done before — it swelled. Suddenly, I’m having trouble sipping from a straw; of course, panic probably didn’t help.
I instantly scheduled the ultrasound, but couldn’t get in until after a work trip to Tampa, FL — joy, right? So here, I was waiting and dreading. Continue reading