A really quick summary of events so far..........
Noticed a slight lump on neck and blood test done on 23/10/12.
Returned for results a week later. Lump is getting more noticeable, but told that results are normal.
Referred to hospital for scan and FNA. Scan showed large 'something' inside thyroid gland, but FNA results are inconclusive.
Hemithyroidectomy op on 02/01/13, going for results on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Dr did another blood test and got results today. Told results are slightly up, but no cause for concern. Re test in one month.
I asked for a copy of results and they are as follows.
23/10/12 Serum TSH level 1.25 mu/L (0.27-4.2)
11/01/13 Serum TSH level 5.59 mu/L (0.27-4.2)
11/01/13 Serum Free T4 level 13.7pmol/L (12-22)
I asked about T3, and was told that T3 would only be checked if my T4 was abnormal.
I am surprised by the difference in the TSH level.
I am pretty new to all of this, but know that I don't feel 'normal' at the moment. My insomnia is driving me crazy. Am sometimes waking up drenched in sweat when I do get to sleep! My heart races when I just roll over in bed. Although I don't notice palpitations during the day any more. I did have a big problem with them a couple of years ago, which thankfully subsided.
Feel tired and dopey. - Of course I am just 12 days post op, so this could be the reason.
I will have a greater understanding I guess after Thursday when I return to the hospital for
op results. Meanwhile, if the above blood test results mean anything to anyone, I'd love to know.
Many thanks, Nicky