New Doctor. New Problem.

I dread going to doctor’s appointments, especially with new doctors that need to run initial tests. Since we moved here, it took awhile to get settled and to be able to get referrals for all of my necessary specialists. With all of these specialists, I have already seen doctors and had a plan for treatment, but somehow, I always seem to get something new. After scheduling appointments for nine different specialists, I had to be seen again by my primary doctor. She then ordered some thyroid blood tests and an ultrasound, sent me to a NEW specialist, an endocrinologist. I knew from years ago that my TSH levels tend to be low. Not very low, but still lower than the normal range. However, my FT3 and FT4 levels are usually normal. Back then, they just said “possible early multinodular goiter” but with little to no follow-up. The other day, I got a new ultrasound, and I am waiting to see my new doctor. The tech, though usually they don’t speak, told me he found a cyst, at least one nodule, (may have been two based on what I saw), and a slightly enlarged thyroid (goiter). He ended with, “I’m interested to see what the radiologist says about this. She will look at it by the end of the day and we will fax it to your doctor before we leave today.”

Um. Okay. Is that supposed to freak me out? Because it is 2pm and you are telling me your are going to have this done in two hours, when things like this usually take a few days?

So since it is the weekend, I know must wait until the doctor gets the fax and calls, and then wait until I can actually see the Endocrinologist.

I. hate. going. to. see. doctors.

There is ALWAYS something to add to my list.

On a happier note, my son had his follow up with his cardiologist (his open heart surgery was last year to close a hole in his heart), and he is healthy and doesn’t have to go back for 2-3 years for another echo. At least he doesn’t have the same problem with doctors.

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2 Comments

  1. Glad to hear your son is doing well, but BOO to the rest. I know exactly how you feel. Seeing a new doctor always makes me nervous, and any appointment is exhausting because it requires me to be on point and well-behaved. So much tongue biting usually makes me leave angry.

    Waiting for follow-up care is also so nerve wracking. I hope you can get into the endo soon to help ease the worry. If it’s urgent, I’m sure they’ll make space for you even if appointments aren’t available.

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