About three weeks ago, I sent a message to my doctors office asking for a referral to see an endocrinologist. I didn’t hear anything back from him and I was frustrated beyond belief. I was feeling depressed about the entire situation. I’m just tired of being blown off by people.(Not to mention tired of BEING TIRED.) Just minutes after hitting publish on that post on Friday, my son brought the mail in and lo! There was a letter from my doctor. I dried my tears and was filled with hope– Surely it was the referral I had been patiently waiting for!
And that was it.
Let me just say this. I love my doctor. I really do. He’s been our doctor for 17 years. He has always done right by me and my children. ESPECIALLY my children. I have had nothing but good and wonderful things to say about him and the way he has cared for my family.
Until this whole “thyroid” thing happened.
I was so angry when I read his letter. I mean, awesome! My TSH is normal! But– TSH is not the be all end all in determining if things are as they should be. I am still having problems that need to be addressed and I NEED TO SEE AN EFFING SPECIALIST.
So, I logged into my “email your doctor” account and sent the following email.
I just received your letter stating that my TSH is normal. What about my T4? Is that where it is supposed to be? And what about the lump that I feel in my throat? Is that normal?
I think it’s great my TSH is where it needs to be! but I’m still not feeling right and really, is the TSH the only factor in determining if I’m “where I need to be” or not?
I had sent a message to you that I would like to see an endocrinologist. I have been doing a lot of research and talking to family members with the same condition and it seems to be a bit more complicated than a normal TSH.
I am just frustrated beyond belief at all of this and would like to see a specialist in order to make sure EVERYTHING is as it should be.
“I’d be happy to send you to an endocrinologist.”
And an appointment has already been set to see one next month.
I am not quite sure I understand why I had to get all Soap Opera Serious in an email to get what I needed, but it doesn’t really matter to me anymore because I’m finally going to see an endocrinologist.