Sorry for a mini rant and ramble.
So, my appointment was at 2pm today and I finally got seen at 4.30pm!!!!!
First the consultant was late (I understand sometimes this can't be avoided so I didn't have a problem with this) BUT I was told the clinic started at 2pm and I was first. Patients were not taken in appointment order and I was pushed to the bottom of the list . . . argh!
I thought I was seeing an endocrinologist but instead I saw an endocrine surgeon, excuse my ignorance, are they the same?
As far as I'm aware I don't have any thyroid issues apart from a lump in my neck. I've had an ultrasound scan which showed a haemorrhagic cyst and my Dr said it would most likely need to be removed, hence the referral to the consultant.
After waiting all that time I was in and out in 5 minutes, the consultant was not interested in any of my symptoms. Apart from the lump, I am finding it difficult to swallow harder foods, I have a very visible pulse in the front and all down the side of my neck that really aches and when I lay down the room starts spinning. He was not interested in any of this.
He doesn't think the cyst needs removing and did say it could be drained. My Dr told me and I have read that the cyst is very likely to come back again, he didn't mention this.
He said I should have a chest x-ray but I told him I've already had one (all fine) which was in the notes in front of him.
He now wants me to have a CT scan, another ultrasound scan and blood test for bone profile, full blood count, T4, TSH and (I think the form says) thyroid antibody. scans won't be done for about 6 weeks and he wants to see me in about 6 - 8 weeks.
Does all this sound pretty normal to you?