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Blood work 10 months 3 weeks ago #73076

  • CindyL
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I had blood work done 5 weeks ago and saw the doctor yesterday.  Platelet count is good and I don't even ask the number any more.
We've also been trying to regulate my thyroid.  Yesterday, he said he was sending me for an ultra sound because he thinks I have a cyst on it. He even felt my throat which he has never done before!  According to my sister, who works for a doctor, I could be waiting for the ultra sound for 6 to 9 months.  We shall see how long it takes for me to get an appointment.

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Blood work 10 months 2 weeks ago #73089

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Cindy can you get into an endocrinologist sooner??   I'd much rather have a specialist than a regular MD take care of something that isn't their norm!   My endo always feels my neck/thyroid area when I see her.  

I've been on thyroid med, oh gosh has it been since 2002?   Anyway we have to tweak my med every so often, and I pay a lot since I have to have the brand name not the generic. 

That is a long time to wait for an ultra sound - and here I thought waiting a month to see a physical therapist was bad.
I'm sorry - is there a cancellation list they can put you on to get in sooner if someone cancels an appointment?
Hang in there - I know it isn't fun if the thyroid is out of whack!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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Blood work 10 months 2 weeks ago #73092

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Mel, the pandemic really messed with our medical system.  Plus we have a Premier who doesn't want to pay the nurses what they are worth.  Just a few months ago, the nurses went on strike for a couple of weeks over asking for a one percent wage increase and our Premier said no.  Then he gave himself and the party a 5% increase.
Cathy says even getting into a specialist can take a while.  She has the same issues when she books appointments with specialists.
Our wait times for almost everything is behind right now.  Things are starting to get better, but it is slow.
This is my 3rd doctor since having thyroid issues.  The one who diagnosed me couldn't believe I walked into his office under my own steam.  He said most people with counts as low as mine were would be in the hospital.  I was under control for a long time.  It's just the last couple of years that it's acting up this bad.

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Blood work 10 months 2 weeks ago #73095

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Oh Cindy I am sorry!  Do you mean you are hypOthyroid now?  (low counts would mean hypERthyroid - and when I'm hyperT I could have danced a jig & done cartwheels going into the office)

You didn't have to change brands of your thyroid med right?  

Shame on Mr. Trudeau, the nurses are the backbone of medical care and are not paid enough for what they do!!   But it did not surprise me to hear he gave himself a 5% increase.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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Blood work 10 months 2 weeks ago #73097

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Right now I seem to be yo-yoing.  Too high one test, too low the next.  Right now I am on Sythroid, but have also been on Levothyroxin.  I've been on the Synthroid for years now.  The doses change of course.
It's not PM Trudeau who doesn't care.  Like you guys in the States with State Governors, up here we have Provincial Premiers.  Joe Biden is your President and Justin Trudeau is our Prime Minister.
Trudeau tried to give the Provinces extra money toward the health care system, but our Premier said no, we didn't need it.  This is the same man who took my care giver extra money away when his party got in to run my Province.  Shortly after that, he gave himself a raise.  I didn't take mum in to get money; she had already been living with us long before that program was put in place, but it did help.

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