Friday, October 2, 2009

Random Sherisms and Random Tunes

I love the internet. Obviously. But, I really, especially love Google. Google is my new best friend, and my confidant, and my personal guru, and my diagnostic genius. See, I can type in something like "why do I feel like crap all the time?" and it will come up with a list of ideas to help me figure out what my problem is.

In fact, it wasn't some brilliant medical professional that diagnosed my condition. Yep, it was Google. Thank you! Of course, Google came with me to my appointments and gave clues to the "genius" of a doctor who "diagnosed" me.


So, the other day, after getting test after test, and no results, and after calling my doctor so many times, and leaving so many messages that I was probably looking at a restraining order in my near future, I finally decided to be sneaky. And I made a secret appointment with my doctor's receptionist without telling her what I needed to be seen for. I'm so sneaky!!

When, I got there, the nurse, saw me, and said, "Oh, I was going to call you!" Yeah, sure you were.

My doctor then told me I needed to do this radioactive something or other test, and I said you already ordered that. I had it done last week, I'm here for the results. Dumbass.

After waiting for my doc to blow smoke and piddle around, he finally came back and said you have a nodule on your thyroid. It might be cancerous, but whatever, we're going to let you wait for another month before you can get in to see the specialist.

No big deal. It's not at all scary that you may or may not have cancer. Who cares, right?


So, this is about what I look like now. I've lost upwards of 30 pounds, only my eyes are bulging out of my head, and my neck is three times its normal size. Seriously, I Am HOT!!

Ok, the picture might be a tiny exaggeration. But test results suggest that my thyroid is very prominent.
Obviously, this illness is consuming me. It may or may not be because I am completely self-absorbed and think of anyone or anything else. Or maybe it's because I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time.
I have to be honest, I kind of feel stupid because it's not all that uncommon, and it could be a lot worse, but I'm just sick (no pun intended) of it!
This post sounds like a major complain session. Well, that's because it is.
I'm currently taking volunteers who would be willing to take a shift of having my symptoms for a little while. I wouldn't mind a little break.
And to top it all off, my Ipod broke. I thought it was my car attachment thingy, so I went and bought a newer more expensive one to replace it. Only it also doesn't work with my Ipod. So, I figure it's my Ipod that doesn't work. Boo!!
So, instead of using that for my random music list, I'm just randomly scouring the internet for good songs. Here goes........
1. 3 Am - Matchbox 20
2. Who Knew - Pink
3. Linger - Cranberries
4. Baby Got Back - Sir Mixx a Lot ( hahahahaa!)
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (Oh, that takes me back)
6. Man On the Moon - R.E.M.
7. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
8. Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
9. White Wedding - Billy Idol
10. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
That's all. Bye.


Kristina P. said...

Yeah, I'll just actually stick with my symptoms.

I'm glad they finally found an answer, even if you look like Fat Albert now.

I'm actually started to wonder if my problems are related to my gallbladder. I feel tons better, but I'm still not 100%.

Google to the rescue!!

tiburon said...

There is nothing better than a little self diagnosis ala Google.

And if you really do have thyroid cancer - find some hope in the fact that if you are going to get cancer - it is the best one to get.

Keep us posted - I am keeping you in my thoughts :)

Sarah said...

I'll tell you what, I will switch you symptoms for a while! Deal? I thought not. =(

Devri said...

I am keeping you in my thought and prayers! Google is the best doc around these days fo sho!

M-Cat said...

Google is freakin AMAZING! I love to self-diagnose and self-treat.

I do have to hand it to my doctor, when I told her what I read, she didn't roll her eyes, instead agreed with the literature I had found. So no shame in googling I say!!

I'm sorry about the thyroid and more importantly the C word scare. Keep me posted. I am thinking good thought for you and you're in my prayer.

Love your guts!

Lara said...

Your doctor is bugging me. I can only imagine how you must feel! I hope you can see the specialist soon.

And, Tiburon is right, if you're going to have cancer, thyroid is a good one to have. I have three friends who have been through it, and while it wasn't easy, they are FINE now.

Motherboard said...

I must insist that you take that photo of me down this instance!

Google is my new best friend too. Since we have similar symptoms, I'm thinking we should die together and have a two-fer funeral. Then I won't have to die alone. Deal?

Sherrie said...

I am so sorry about your illness. I am glad you finally found out what it was. I sure will be praying for your quick recovery.

DeNae said...

OK, Motherboard?? NOT EVEN FUNNY!! I'm only allowed to lose one person I love every ten years, and that just happened. So you and Sherrie (and poor poopy Kristina, too!) are just going to have to get better!

Yeah, your doctor and his staff pretty much suck.

And I love Google, too. That was where I found out I had an enlarged prostate. WHEW!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Way to be sneaky. It's crazy that sometimes you gotta do it but I love that you kept pushing because seriously most of the time we're our own advocates.

I hope you are able to get some answers now that you know the problem. It sucks to feel like crap.

Melanie J said...

Seriously, what Tiburon said. I just had two friends go through this and they both came through it fine with a great prognosis. It does sound dumb, but if it's cancer, it's totally the best kind.

Good luck!

Jami said...

Did I not press publish? Sorry.

Anyhow, to sum up. You're in my prayers. I'm really hopeful that you have a benign thingy, not a carcinogenic one. Wish your doctor could at least pretend to care.

wonder woman said...

Love you music list. Sorry your ipod broke.

Did you think about an appt with the specialist''s nurse practitioner?

I can't believe you posted that disgustin picture again. ;o)

The Garden of Egan said...

Hugs Sherrie! HOpe things start working out soon.

Jen K said...

Sounds like you seriously need to get a new doctor STAT! I've been thinking of you. Keep us posted and I hope all goes well with the tests.

Becca said...

I've been reading all your posts and hoping everything is OK. I'm sorry that there are still no definite answers and that you are feeling so awful. And that you doctor is so awful to you--I think it's time to find a new one! Here's hoping that you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through. You are in our prayers! If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know!

Kado! said...

dude...your Dr. sounds like he SUCKS! If I ever move to your town i wanna know who he is so I Don't go to him!

...I'm glad though you are in the process of getting the correct! Yeah!

Google is my best friend too!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sher, I'm so sorry to hear about the growth on your thyroid. My sister-in-law went through the exact thing a year ago. She lost 30 pounds too and was a near skeleton before they figured it all out. They thought hers was cancerous at first--the tests came back as such, but then when they went in and removed the nodule and tested it on the spot, it was benign. Phew! I pray the same will be for you. Keep us posted.