Hi - my 1st Blog .....
Just back from hospital after having my left Thyroid gland removed (last Wed), Right removed in January - all going to plan so far and recovering well.... But the consultant (who has been excellent throughout) thinks I maybe Vit D deficient and this maybe impacting my Calcium production from the parathyroid gland.
They have put me on 2 tablets a day calcium/vit D (Adcal) in the short terms as well as 125 Thyroxin....
Back to hospital a few times this week for regular blood tests - my arm looks like a pin cushion.
My thyroid functions were all fine before the Operations (they operated due to a quite large Goiter on the right side not due to thyroid function) and even the left side 'picked up the load' after the right side was removed, but unfortunately not that simple as Hurthle cells appeared on my 1st regular biopsy check up !.
So the upshot was another trip to hospital for the same Op again and a bit of an anxious wait to see if it is benign (obv hope so !) as undecided from the biopsy and Nuclear medicine check of the nodule which was slightly 'Hot' (hence the decision to remove all the Thyroid).
Anyway away from my rambling - anyone else out there Vit D deficient and taking tablets ?
Plus just to say as someone who is fast learning about Thyroid functions and the associated medicine and side effects I have found this website very helpful...as well as all of your posts ....
It's always good to hear we are not alone !
Looking forward to your replies - Tim