Well, okay, anyone who knows me knows there’s absolutely nothing normal about me, but my thyroid is normal.
Which would be great if it wasn’t for the fact that I know there is something wrong with me (stop. don’t even say it.) and I would like to know what exactly it is.
Dr. Jersey (not her real name) told me that the results from my ultrasound hadn’t been sent yet, so she’ll give me a call if there are any abnormalities there. But the actual results of the thyroid tests came back completely and utterly normal. Not even a hint of “Hmm… curious…”
It wasn’t a complete waste of an hour, thankfully. Dr. Jersey gave me a new prescription for CBC (complete blood count) and the various anemias – low on iron, low on B12. We also decided I might as well get the usual barrage of diabetes tests out of the way, because I can’t for the life of me remember what I had tested in April. So I’ll have, oh I don’t know, a pint or so of blood sucked out of me to test the anemia, A1C and cholesterol, and whatever else was written on the script.
Dr. Jersey also copied the thyroid results and the letter from my ophthalmologist to take with me to the endocrinologist (that is, when I actually have one). I skimmed the letter and it was fairly predictable… “Allison has a history in insulin-dependent diabetes…” “Allison’s results were…” “Allison shows no signs of diabetic retinopathy at this time…” (yes!).
But at the very end, it says, “Thank you for referring such a nice young woman. I look forward to seeing her in the future.”
That made me smile.