I went in for my annual tune-up yesterday.
I’ve been noticing my neck feeling swollen along the sides. I have a mother and two sisters (one a year older and one 12 years younger than me) with thyroid problems. The doctor confirmed my suspicions that my neck, seemed swollen, indeed. I go for the bloodwork tomorrow with the damn vampires (I mean phlebotomists), with results in a week along with the results of my pap smear and the biopsy of the moles they removed from me today. I am getting tired of all the poking of sharp instruments into my person…seriously.
I was right about self-diagnosing my rosacea and my ocular rosacea (often misdiagnosed as simple blepheritis), and I’m fairly certain I have thyroid disease too. I’ve been having many symptoms of hypothyroidism for years.
I’ve long ago decided I didn’t want to live very long…but that was before I had kids. Now I just hope I live long enough to set them on the right path and they grow up enough to take care of themselves a bit…
I’m going to self-diagnose with Hashimoto’s thyroidits. I choose that one specifically because in addition to mild depression and fatigue I chronically deal with, but the cold intolerance, and the increased cholesterol levels I had never had before 2 years ago, and the fact that I no longer can take decongestants before bedtime like psueodoepinephrine without my arms going numb.
I’m both relieved my doctor didn’t think I was imagining things, and worried about what’s to come. I hope it’s easy to fix. I hope getting treatment will help bring me back some vitality…I feel like I’ve been operating at 50 percent for far too long.