Hey, friends. Today I’m a little down in the dumps for a couple of reasons – one little and one that is hopefully nothing, but could be big (how’s that for a headline?). The little is that on a call this morning, we shared a local landmark that you would take visitors to in your city (there were people on the line from various countries). I said I’d take them to the Getty museum and talked about how beautiful it is and the great view of the city, yadda yadda. After everyone shared, my boss said we should post pics to our internal group of these cool locations. He said, “I’ll post one of my family at Disneyworld!” Almost immediately, I thought I could post one of our family shots from our Getty Christmas photo shoot. Then I thought, “No, I’ll just do one of the baby. I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable.” Then I felt like crap because it’s not cool that I should feel like posting a picture of my beautiful family would be controversial or make anyone feel uncomfortable.
Now for the hopefully-small-but-possibly-big reason for the gloom. I had a physical on Tuesday – my first in a few years. My new-to-me doctor felt my neck and said my thyroid was enlarged (actual shudder-worthy words were, “You have a goiter(!!!!!!). Did you know that?”). Doh! She acted like it was no big, went on with the exam and said I seemed very healthy. Then she sent me down the hall for my bloodwork. Well, the woman there proceeded to tell me that the doctor ordered an ultrasound to look at my thyroid. Doctor did not mention this to me. Had she, I would have asked some questions like:
- Why? What are you looking for?
- What are the possible issues?
- Are you concerned or is this routine?
However, she did not, so I had no one to ask. I didn’t really think much of it, just scheduled my ultrasound and went about my day. I had the ultrasound this morning and it was a little alarming. First, it went on for what seemed like a long time (30 minutes) and they switched techs in the middle, which made me feel like they found something and wanted a more experienced tech to take the pictures. I noticed them taking measurements (I know what that looks like after all of those ultrasounds with the follicle measurements) and asked what they were measuring. I was told that they can’t talk to me about anything since they are not doctors. That they simply take the pictures and send them to radiology, where they write up the results and report them back to the doctor. So, now I wait until Monday to hear the results. It’s probably nothing, no big deal, but I’m feeling anxious about it.
Now for the upbeat: we are going to Disneyland the day after tomorrow! Woohoo!