Well I’ve had my ultra sound scan on my thyroid and i am currently waiting for the hospital to sort itself out and get organised.
What we know for certain so far
– I have lesions on it
– it’s swollen and known as a goitre
– high chance of having to have a biopsy
I am now waiting for the hospital to sort out the paper work needed so I can see my consultant….. Oh yeah I have a consultant now, although I can’t get to see her/him until they have sorted out the mess with the paper work.
The issue we’ve been having is because the lesions were picked up on my CPT scan, which took place after I had been discharged after my P.E. It’s taken them just over a couple of weeks to realise that my consultant then was a vascular consultant and not anything to do with thyroids. Once this was finally sorted out,during a 45 minute phone call I was put through to the correct consultant’s secretary who informed me that my consultant wasn’t very happy with how I’ve been messed about and really not happy that the registra from when I was admitted in the first place still hasn’t sorted out my paper work so nothing can be done right now.
It’s quite obvious that there is actually something wrong with my thyroid …. I’m annoyed as I’ve had the blood tests over the years but as it turns out the NHS doesn’t cover the full spectrum of blood tests. I was asked by the consultant’s secretary how my symptoms were and I honestly couldn’t tell her because I’ve been like this for so long I don’t know what the symptoms are. Heck I thought the swelling in my throat was just a normal part of being me. So I’ve done a bit of research and I figure I match the under active side of things which leads me on to an “ahha” moment
Ten years ago I was rather skinny but I was also constantly ill. I vomited all of the time and everyone thought it was an eating disorder … I tried telling people it wasn’t and that I wasn’t choosing to do it. Also ten years ago is when I met a lot of the friends I have now from the circus community, lots of hippie types and that was when I started learning about food intolerances, mainly that they could start at any point in your life. I’d already noticed if I had bread my tummy would bloat and I wouldn’t feel right. I lacked the education into what all this could of meant but looking back on it now it all makes sense.
It could of been that my thyroid has been playing up for years and mixed with then undiagnosed intolerances I was that I’ll that my body couldn’t absorb the nutrients from the food I was having. After going to a hooping retreat that was essentially vegan I found that I wasn’t Ill the whole entire time. On the way home I fancied some ice cream and within half an hour I was throwing up again. I’ve not had dairy since. I started putting weight on and I thought that this was just me being healthy. The mental health team I was seeing at the time and the GP put all of my symptoms down to my mental state and it was just believes that they were all in my head as blood tests came back fine. Or no tests were done at all and I was just given different pills. People took the P (in a fun way) about how much I feel the cold and my love of coffee and caffeine and everything was just put down to being normal for me and thyroid issues never ever came as an answer.
Now it feels as though thyroid issues answers a lot of the questions … Mainly why I struggle losing weight, I exercise and build up more muscle but nothing can get rid of my little wobbly pot tummy, not to mention why I find it hard to get and keep warm and why I am constantly exhausted, even more so after cutting caffeine out after having the P.E.
I can not get my head around the health issues I’ve had over the past couple of months and the possibility that my whole life has a whole different outlook which is making me flit from feeling hopeful and nervous. I would very much like some energy though and it’s been recommended I get some kelp supplements, they are not too costly so I am going to give it a go once I get the ok from the consultant or their secretary.
I am focusing on the fact that I am 40 next year so can go into my 40’s with all health issues sorted and under control, which will then he’ll me carry on pushing forward to the life I’ve been dreaming of for my whole life.