My endo, Dr. Mini-Giant, mentioned that my thyroid felt enlarged. Which didn’t bother me (or maybe register) until today.
So of course off I go, looking up and researching enlarged thyroids. (Mine isn’t so big you can see it) Apparently the two causes are iodine deficiency or Hashimoto’s Disease. *sigh* Which I forgot to ask about! Damn it!
Both are things I’ve wondered about and wanted to get checked out. In the US an iodine deficiency is rare because it’s so plugged into our foods. But I’m not a big salt person . . . never have been.
Hashimoto’s Disease is genetic. My “crazy uncle” is hypothyroid (but we’re not going there. That’s a story that I don’t want to get into), so I know I came by it honestly. I have theories that my dad maybe too. So Hashi’s is a definite possibility.
When I started doing research on enlarged thyroids, thyroid nodules also came up, as well as thyroid cancer.
Okay . . . I really don’t want to be a hypochondriac, but this stuff is FREAKING ME OUT!
I still need to fax over my health insurance card to my endo’s office and I’m anxiously awaiting my test results. I’m sure they won’t come back for a week, but still . . .
I WANT THEM NOW!
Freak out much? Oy . . .
Okay . . .
It’s lunch time . . . I’m hungary <—yes, I know that’s misspelled.
I’m going to go to my car, get my insurance card and get some lunch.
Thanks for letting me freak out a little!