I'm new here. I had a non-cancerous total Thyroidectomy on July 12, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee USA. So what am I doing on a UK Support Group site?
There is no such animal here at all. There is a ton of support and accurate knowledge here. I'm grateful, but a bit concerned. Beyond my symptomology (pretty much all bad), I am beginning to wonder if there will ever be a "good" day in my life.
I am, after a more than 50 year career as an educator, a "Why?" guy. I tend to look at things rather dispassionately from a 360 degree perspective; it's where my understanding of things comes from. My family and friends are almost as worried about me as I am. Perpetual smothering fatigue, with (of course!) insomnia, increased diabetic uncontrollability, increased DVTs, and general depression and ill humor.
This is not the me I have ever been before. Ergo, the title of this post. I am double covered with medical "White Coats", including Diabetes-Specialist Endocrinologists, multiple cohorts of specialists for other (supposedly non-contributory) medical issues and processes whom I mostly trust. One of the finest health institutions in the US is 35 miles away (10 minutes by helicopter: don't ask how I know that!) at Vanderbuilt University Hospitals.
It is so hard to explain the what of how I feel, and I cannot begin to understand the "Why?" of that topic, which of course drives my anxiety through the roof!
Does it get better? Or is this yet one more thing I must get used to? It's the question I would like to most have answered. I'm looking to this community for input. You seem to be the only place for accurate and honest information, for which I am most grateful.
Thank you, in advance for your input.