TWO MORE WEEKS!
It took almost 2 weeks to get an appointment as it seems a VERY large population of women have thyroid issues of some sort, so these doctors are all very sought after. I researched the suggestions from my doc online and found one that was close that could get me in quickly and had a nurse that really seemed to love the doctor so I scheduled.
The appointment was very thorough going through each of my ailments, he said my calcium levels were one of the highest he’d ever seen and was surprised I wasn’t sicker. This doc is also certain that I have one of these tumors on my parathyroid gland, he tried to see if he could feel anything in my neck but no luck there… in any case I would need to get the area scanned by Ultra-sound so off to try to get another appointment.
Fast forward another week and the scanning appointment. This is the same place I’d been to have my Mammogram and ultrasound because they thought they saw something…. NEVER good news… but turned out to be teenie cysts non-malignant type. Anyway, this is a gorgeous, new, state of the art facility and I was treated very well by the staff and doctors. They poked and prodded with the scanner for about 30 minutes and said they’d found the culprit and would forward the records to my Endo.
Sigh of relieve, at least we are moving forward.
A few days later my Endo calls and says it was as he’d thought and I need to schedule with the surgeon ASAP! yeah right….. He suggested someone that I again researched and this guy definitely sounds like he knows what he’s doing…
- Valedictorian of his large high school
- Dartmouth College, Summa Cum Laude
- University of Colorado Medical School, M.D., Salutatorian
- Duke University Medical Center, General Surgery Residency
- Specialties – Transplant and Neck Surgeries.
- He takes my Insurance!
I like the looks of these stats. You can graduate from Medical school with a C as well as an A and this guy was obviously an over achiever. I like that quality in a man I’m going to let cut me open!
I managed to get a consultation with him in just 10 days. The quickest yet..
I would LOVE to hear from anyone else who has gone through this surgery!
Look for part 3 of this series to join with me in this my pursuit of health! Consultation with the Surgeon in a couple of weeks!