My thyroid test was still showing slightly overactive so my doctor referred me to an Endocrinologist for further testing. I will be going for more bloodwork this Friday and a radioactive iodine thyroid uptake and scan. That’s fancy for taking two pills and having my thyroid looked at by a scanner to see if there are any abnormalities. I will return for a follow up with the Endocrinologist next Friday to discuss results. I will also have an appointment with Dr. Tweed since it has been about 4 months since I finished Chemo. Wow, where does the time go!
Yesterday I had my 6 week follow up with Dr Young my Radiation Oncologists. Everything there went well. They want me to have a mammogram done in August and see her again in September. So things are going pretty well. My hair is about 1/2 in long so I’m sporting a super short pixie cut. It’s kind of funny how many compliments I’ve received on it. I do like it and now I know if I want to keep it short or cut it back one day, I can. I’m just going to let it grow for now.
More to follow next week after my appointments. At least after these ones, I will be enjoying the summer with no Dr to see until the end of August!
Well I thought the doctors appointments had subsided, at least for a little while. But I was wrong. Let me back track a bit here. First, there was good news. TMI ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aunt Flow finally returned after an almost 5 month hiatus. I actually have never been so happy in my life to have my period! I immediately contacted our fertility doctor, as I was instructed do once this occurred. So on day 3 of my cycle I went in to undergo an ultrasound and some blood work to gauge what my reproductive system was up to. The ultrasound revealed the presence of follicles, which we assume contain eggs. This was a good sight to see. When my blood work came back, it showed the following: my estrogen was normal, my FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) was high, which indicates my ovarian reserve is diminishing and the quality of my eggs may be questionable, my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was low, indicating an overactive thyroid, and the anti-mullarian test was low, also indicating decreased ovarian function. So more or less the tests were showing that I’m borderline, leaning towards a menopause state. However, I’m not giving up. Even if we can’t or don’t get pregnant on our own, we took the measures to preserve eggs prior to treatment, so right now it is just a waiting game to see what happens over the next couple months.
As for my thyroid, I went to my regular physician on Friday. She did a full thyroid test. The results are back today, so I have an appointment this afternoon to go over the results. Which I will update after my appointment. 🙂