Ladies check your neck, feel around for lumps etc, watch yourself swallow a drink of water in front of mirror. My thyroid nodules were first discovered at a routine checkup for migraine medication and my Dr saw a lump across the room. Thyroid ultrasound showed multiple lumps on both sides. Most concerning was one with irregular boarders and microcalcifications, now the others have visibility grown rather quickly. The dr I was referred to suggestedI to go straight for surgery but I thought I’d wait to see if any shrinking was possible with women’s health Dr suggested iodine and maybe do a biopsy. My Drs option today said just get thyroid removed because they’ll send it for pathology again. It already causes difficulties swallowing food or water and sometimes talking is effected. He said it will only get worse and my speech will be worsened if I don’t get it taken care of. So now we’re waiting to hear back to schedule and determine next steps. I’m going to have to be overnight at the hospital after surgery and probably no driving for a week after.
I just submitted Exam #1 for my Birth & Bereavement Doula Certification. Yes, things in life slowed me down some but today I got it accomplished! One day I hope to be able to support women birthing at any gestation and help them navigate through the pain of loss or join in joyful celebration.
I'm a wife of 20 years to a husband that consistently chooses to love me despite my flaws and a mother of 3 wonderful, loving and giving children. I have 6 babies waiting for me up in Heaven. I'm imperfect, often broken and learning; you will see many aspects of what makes me the person I am throughout this blog. You will find no condemnation from me. I have my fair share of problems and battles, I win some and lose some but by God's grace I'm continuing in the good fight. I'm attempting to live life authentically and I enjoy the many blessings God has given both in happiness and pain. I don't have any formal education in Biblical Studies and I don't claim to be an expert. I'm just sharing experiences and lessons I am learning or trying to learn as I go through life.