sylvari: (Kurowski)
 Today was my appointment with the endocrinologist to discuss the test results on the nodule on my thyroid. With the fat girl in me firmly convinced all my problems with weight gain are tied to this Lump in I went humming along. After the usual questions: headache, heat/cold intolerance, achy joints, bowel movements, depression etc. etc. and a quick feel of my neck the doctor told me he was going to order a fine needle aspiration. This means that we are now leaning on the side of a cyst or tumor of some sort. The doctor, whose last name is Cooper by the way so yes, every time I hear "Dr. Cooper"  a little voice in my head says "bazinga!" and it makes me smile, assures me that it's no big deal as 90-95% of these things turn out benign and the ones that are malignant are simply removed and life goes on.

Up until now I had been waiting to hear how my thyroid issues were affecting my over all health. They aren't so now I go to plan B which is stop fucking around and start thinking about what I am doing.

 I also have my entire winter reading list on it's way. A book on Slavic cooking, Getting Things Done, First Man of Rome, Forest Forensics and a heap more. 

 Work has been .. odd. People walking around trying to pretend things are normal while we wait and see if they will be. More than myself I am afraid for my boss. He is a great guy and I am not liking the ugly rumors swirling about his job.

  Well, time to go read and digest what the doctor told me. Night all.

Oh and that new icon is the coat of arms of the Kurowski clan. Making slow but odd progress on that front.

sylvari: (Blue Mouse)
is the best thing to happen.

 As you may know we here at Dom Hagar have a basket full of cats which is the technical term for too fucking many. Last week Along with the current bug du jour I noticed my elbow which had been off and on uncomfy for weeks was once again not only painful but warm and hard. That means it's time for this little girl to get herself to the doctor. She sent me to get an ultrasound which confirmed I did indeed have an infection which had spead to my lymph nodes. Anti-biotic ordered  along with 1800 mg of ibuprophen to be taken daily and we were off. Easy peasy.

 Until this Monday when the doctor called me to ask if I could come in to discuss the results of my ultrasound. *blinkblink* you mean the one she already told me about over the phone? *blinkblink* really? So on top of one of the busiest weeks this month in terms of running around and work I now get to worry about why the doctor feels the need to talk to me in person about something we discussed on the phone...

woo....

ready ! set! go stress!

Turns out the girl who did the ultrasound started at my neck and went all the way down to my wrist which is not the usual way to check out someone's elbow. Luckily for me she did because they found a node on my thyroid. Not sure what it is but I have an appointment with a specialist in a few weeks to go over a second ultrasound and the seventeen gallons of blood they took today. (ok, maybe not that much but when it has to come from the back of your hand it feels like a lot). In talking to the dr. I have symptoms of a mild hypothyroidism which may be caused by this little tiny node hanging out in my neck.

 So bad news - I have a thing that may or may not be a big thing

 Good news - I am a lazy fat girl for a reason

Seriously what it means is that not only is it even more important for me to be healthy but if I don't make gains as fast as I would like at least I can take comfort in the idea that it's not just because I am a lazy slob. It also explains what is for me a year of unusually frequent illness. Healthy is once again job one!

Just one more adventure on this crazy ride of life.

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