I got a call yesterday, asking me to go to a different hospital but was given no idea what for, other than to say it was to do with my thyroid problem. My recent ultrasound report was a bit over my head but basically seemed to outline that I have varying nodules, one of which would need an isotope scan to rule it out being sinister, so I thought it might be for that.
However, the doctor I saw, told me my only reason for seeing him today was to rule out me having cancer. He read the report of my last ultrasound and said he would line up a further ultrasound and fine needle biopsy. I asked about me having the isotope scan requested by my G.P. and he just shrugged and said I could have it if I wanted it but he didn't think I have cancer.
I then asked about the cause of me choking, as I assumed with several nodules showing on my scan, one of 18 x 11 mm , that would be the cause of me choking really badly every day. I was told my nodules are too small to cause choking and he thought I had globus something or other, caused by stress. I told him that was rubbish and asked what he suggested to help. His condescending reply was to cut my food up small, put more gravy on dinners and dunk biscuits in tea!!! I wanted to smack the man one. I know my body and know this choking and constant feeling of my throat being blocked is NOT stress. I asked him about the nodules being to do with possible Hashimoto's ,as suspected by my G.P. and he said it doesn't matter what name the thyroid problem has and that an endocrinologist is the one to discuss that with. Fair enough, I've already asked my G.P. for that referral but that last ultrasound report actually states 'no sign of Hashimoto's'.
I feel like I'm going round in circles. Why can I get no proper answers?
I now have to wait several weeks for this other ultrasound to rule out thyroid cancer, wait for an endocrinology appointment for who knows how long, I'm waiting on a coeliac test now too, to see if I have that as well as Type 1 Diabetes, Vitiligo and Alopecia Areata I already have and I still don't know what this latest thyroid thing is if it's not Hashimoto's.....even though the antibodies test came back at 380. I know some of you on here feel it is still Hashimoto's and I think I do too but I can't go on with this constant choking and no help. My husband has got me in to see a different E.N.T. doctor, privately, on Monday but I don't think I can face one more person telling me it's just anxiety or stress!!!
Excuse me while I have a five second scream................aaaaarrrrrggghhhhhhhh!!