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I’m Off To See The Consultant…At Last…!!

April 8, 2009

At last, I have an appointment to see the consultant….tomorrow afternoon!!  I received the letter a couple of days ago….short notice, or what?!! Surprised

As it’s at an awkward time, I tried to get it changed, but I’ve been waiting over a year for this appointment so am not too bothered…it’s just that Robert works nights, so he will have to go to bed as soon as he gets home, so he can try and get some sleep before getting up again to take me there.

It means taking Thursday off work as I won’t be back in time (do I look bovvered…?!  Yes…because I can’t afford to take time off….!!  No…because…you know…!!) Thinking

Last year, after thinking about it, I decided that I wanted to go ahead with the radio-iodine treatment, for my over-active thyroid.  Because of the medication I was on at the time, I put on a lot of solid weight, and felt very unwell, so just wanted it done with. Sick 

When I phoned the hospital and asked about an appointment, I was told all appointments were booked, and that I would have to wait until I saw the specialist again, he explained that it was a bit too early for radio-iodine treatment, as thyroid problems could sort themselves out after twelve to eighteen months.  Two years later, mine hasn’t.

In January, the specialist talked about putting me forward for treatment, and I agreed.  I have had another visit since then, and I still hadn’t heard anything from the consultant, so he wrote to him again…now I have the appointment…

If treatment is successful, I will only need one Thyroxine tablet a day…and these prescriptions are free….!!  So…fingers crossed an’ all that jazz… Open-mouthed

26 Comments leave one →
  1. Natalia permalink
    April 8, 2009 10:56 am

    And hopefully Sandi, No more Standing in the Corner…………………. For you!! ;o) xx

  2. Princess permalink
    April 8, 2009 11:00 am

    Yo Sandi, that is brilliant! Good Luck! Have fingers & toes crossed! Luv PF XXX

  3. Sandi permalink
    April 8, 2009 11:45 am

    Can I take this cone thing off of my head now, Natalia…? (Dunno why it has a \’D\’ on it…it should be an \’S\’…surely…?!!)Thanks PF…hopefully, I won\’t have to wait too long….but you never know, do you…?!! It\’s either get an appointment so soon you trip over it…or you\’re waiting months and months…then they cancel the bugger and put it back some more…!!!!

  4. Curiosity permalink
    April 8, 2009 11:48 am

    Hope your new treatment does the trick for you. You have waited long enough. Here\’s to a new look Sandi.

  5. Sandi permalink
    April 8, 2009 11:54 am

    Thanks, Anne….I\’ll give an update tomorrow. In the meantime, I shall have to get this letter finished so I can post it to you this afternoon…!!

  6. Mike permalink
    April 8, 2009 4:37 pm

    Good luck Sandi, and hope you enjoy your extended Easter break! xxx

  7. LABW permalink
    April 8, 2009 7:18 pm

    I hope all goes well.Good luck to you nice lady..:)) xx LABW LABW BTW keep the rording to a min. LooooL

  8. Sandi permalink
    April 8, 2009 10:04 pm

    Thanks guys…\’tis indeed an extended break…the hospital appointment has seen to that!!I\’m feeling a little nervous about said appointment….I\’m going through the \’what if\’ phase at the mo…what if the consultant doesn\’t think I should have treatment…what if…etc. Hey! Calm down, Me!! Just stay cool, OK…?!!

  9. Pamela permalink
    April 9, 2009 12:18 am

    Breathe in, breathe out.And good luck, fingers crossed. xoxo

  10. Sandi permalink
    April 9, 2009 12:36 pm

    OK…have a murder inquiry to take my mind off of this afternoon\’s appointment…a man\’s body parts have been found scattered around the countryside in Hertfordshire and Leicestershire. It\’s almost like the episode of CSI: NY that I was watching the other night…and arm here, a left leg there…a head…another leg…!! When will the other bits turn up, I wonder…?! And why is the perpetrator scattering the parts, but not hiding them…? Do they want to be caught? Is this a game to them…? Fascinating…!

  11. Curiosity permalink
    April 9, 2009 12:53 pm

    Write down what you need to ask or know about on your visit cos your mind will likely go blank and you will come away wishing you had asked this and that but forgot; trust me.

  12. Curiosity permalink
    April 9, 2009 12:55 pm

    hope the body part were not your consultants, or it is back to square one for you.

  13. Bran permalink
    April 9, 2009 4:59 pm

    even worse the body parts could be from one of the consultants previous patients!!!!!!

  14. Princess permalink
    April 9, 2009 8:06 pm

    Yo Sandi! Well?????? How did it go ?????? Don\’t keep us in suspenders!

  15. Sandi permalink
    April 9, 2009 8:30 pm

    Hey, guys…our router\’s packed up…back to the dongle for us….!!! We\’ve only been back on normal broadband for a week or two…!!!Right…seen the specialist, at King\’s Mill Hospital. We arrived late…I dashed off (in the wrong direction…!!)…finally found Clinic 12 and found out they were running late…phew…!! Got to see him half-an-hour later…everything\’s fine, all I have to do is wait for my appointment at Nottingham where the treatment will be done Not too long I hope…!!

  16. Princess permalink
    April 9, 2009 8:46 pm

    WOW! That\’s Great News! Big relief eh?! Relax now & enjoy the resta ur evening! Luv PF XXX

  17. Natalia permalink
    April 9, 2009 8:46 pm

    Good new Sandi, am pleased for you…….. another bonus, Your errmm! dongle is primed and ready to play with. (I can hear you sniggering!!!) Hugs Sandi. xx

  18. Sandi permalink
    April 9, 2009 8:49 pm

    It\’s all very straight forward…I go there…take a capsule of radio active iodine…oh, and I won\’t be allowed to eat anything four hours before said treatment…and two hours afterwards!! There\’s always a down-side…!!!!!I have to avoid contact with people for a few days afterwards, until it\’s out of my system…!

  19. Sandi permalink
    April 9, 2009 8:58 pm

    That saucy song comes to mind…er…"Hey dingle Dongle, dingle dongle die…" OK…it\’s supposed to be \’dangle\’…but so what…! Whoever called the thing a dongle, anyway…?!!! It\’s a bit like \’woggle\’…and…and….other silly names for things…!!!! ROFL…!!!

  20. Natalia permalink
    April 9, 2009 10:23 pm

    Avoid contact with people Sandi? Radio activity, does it affect windows too? Does it mean we will all glow in the dark? Useful for when it comes to finding your dongle……. Ehem!! ;o) xx

  21. Sandi permalink
    April 9, 2009 10:59 pm

    I can see me dongle in the dark…! LOL!! It\’s got a little green light when it\’s on…!The leaflet advises me that after treatment I may be advised to: sleep apart from my partner,use a seperate armchair at home,avoid jourys on public transport over 1hr, avoid crowded places of entertainment,…blah, blah, blah…so it\’s not really anything drastic…and Robert reckons that he won\’t be able to pat my bottom without gloves…!! Daft bugger!! I\’m NOT going to glow in the dark…!!! Sorry to disappoint you…!

  22. Mike permalink
    April 9, 2009 11:49 pm

    Wow…this blog has taken a twist…Princess in suspenders, bottoms being patted until dongle\’s glow in the dark (or did i read that wrong?) lol Glad things are progressing well for ya Sandi xxx

  23. Sandi permalink
    April 10, 2009 12:08 am

    Lol!! Trust you, Mike…!!

  24. Curiosity permalink
    April 10, 2009 7:08 am

    when my daughter had her nuclear scan she had to poo and pee in containers for two days that had to be taken in and disposed of as hazardous waste!

  25. Sandi permalink
    April 10, 2009 10:37 am

    Oh, charmin\’…I\’m not going back to Sutton-in-Ashfield every day…just to dump…nuclear waste…!!!

  26. Sandi permalink
    April 10, 2009 3:02 pm

    No, that would be Nottingham…not Sutton-in-Ashfield…silly me!!

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