I had a right lobectomy 20 years ago after some nodules were diagnosed
I had one follow up with the surgeon and asked whether or not I needed medication and was told " no - that lobe wasn't working anyway, so your hormone levels won't be affected"
I thought this rather odd - but accepted what the rather brusque man told me.
I have struggled with obesity for about 28 years - and whenever I go on a diet I can usually lose 2.5 stones in weight- but despite attending a gym three times a week I simply cannot get past the 2.5 stones loss
so of course, I give up and put the weight back on
I have very dry and thin hair and dry skin ( but have always had that) and now I am 54 my energy levels are really depleted
I am type 2 diabetic and on anti depressants for the past 6 years
I have had general Thyroid Function Tests throughout the past 20 years as part of my ongoing blood tests for the diabetes - but my GP has never flagged up a problem with the results
I was chatting to an acquaintance yesterday and she was shocked that I am not on any medication and thought that the reason i can't lose more than the 2.5 stone could be because of my thyroid
sorry for the long post- I know sometimes it helps to have some context - so my question is - has anyone else here had a partial lobectomy and NOT been prescribed medication ? and the second part- if I decide to have private blood tests taken - which ones would be the most appropriate for me ?
thanks in anticipation