So I went to the doctor, and I’m happy to say that she took me seriously. Not that she thought my fatigue could be due to thyroid issues but she listenend and made notes, and seemed rather competent.
The first thing she suggested was doing a kind of sleep test to see if I have sleep apnea. Now I don’t think that’s the case, but it could be, and so I have an appointment for December to receive a sleep-measuring-apparatus (as you can see I have no idea about it), which I will take home to measure my sleep for a night, then I’ll bring it back the next day, and a few weeks later an ENT will tell me if I have sleep apnea. Which in a way would be good because it’s pretty easy to fix. (I’m pretty sure I don’t have sleep apnea but it doesn’t hurt to test for it.)
Then she looked at my thyroid, and that’s where things got interesting. See, I’ve complained about possible thyroid problems for ages, and this time she did an ultrasound and said, „So you know about the nodules?“ Nodules? Which nodules?
There are nodules in my thyroid. Pretty big ones that have developed since 2011. So it’s a very good thing that I had my thyroid checked, I guess.
I have another appointment at the end of November to look a bit closer, and will get the lab results of today’s blood draw some time tomorrow.
The good thing is that thyroid surgery (if I happen to need it) is fairly common and routine.
Of course that made my head swirl for most of the day so there wasn’t much happening besides that and teaching.
I went to bed rather early to read to rest and get some sleep.
Today there will be minimum teaching, a lot of writing – I hope – the making of the pizza dough, and another early night. I’m just such a party animal.