Thursday, August 9, 2007

New plan

Dr. B called yesterday afternoon, right before I had to run out the door, so I didn't get to tell you about it until now. I do believe I've mentioned before that Dr. B is the bestest doctor in the whole world. Well, he still is. We talked for probably close to 20 minutes, and the verdict is that as long as TSH comes back to normal range, we can try. And if we do get pregnant, he will monitor my condition closely, and go from there. We talked about both possibilities-- what if I go hyper while pregnant? what if hypo? We have a plan for both. Nice to know that, to feel included in the discussion, to feel confident with those plans.

Speaking of which, he wants me to keep my appointment with Dr.BigShot. He says it can't hurt, and since they are pretty much the center of thyroid universe over there, it may help. But Dr, I said, he couldn't be bothered to read the tests. So Dr. B said that he gets the frustration, that he sometimes has trouble getting a doctor's attention too when it has to do with his family, but, he said, you're tough, you can take them. I had to laugh at that. So I am going to keep the appointment, but I don't have to stop trying in the meantime. Would've been nice to have this plan in place a week ago, but I'll take now.

I am going to see my GP today. She has an EKG machine right in her office, so I am fairly sure she is going to do one of those, as well as take a couple of blood tests. Dr. B wants her to draw for anti-thyroid antibodies as well, and I am pretty sure that one is going to come back positive.

So that's all for now. I will update when I hear the results of today's tests.

7 comments:

Beruriah said...

Oh that's great news really! I hope the TSH levels cooperate. Good luck with Dr. BigShot, though. I don't envy dealing with him.

Aurelia said...

Good for you, I'm glad you have a plan!

Don't worry too much about the antibodies btw, GPs can't always order all the different kinds, (depends on your system down there) and some show up at different levels depending on the lab.

And every pregnancy & loss changes the levels, so if you have even recently had a tiny bit of hcg in your system (even some you never knew about) it can throw your thyroid ABs for a loop for a month or two.

slouching mom said...

I'm so glad for you that you have a doctor on board whom you love, who's the "bestest." That's got to make all the difference.

Bon said...

that's great news, Julia...mostly because it made you sound like you feel positive and supported.

keep us posted. :)

Lori said...

Oh that's exciting that you aren't on the "hold" you thought you might be! Let's hear it for the bestest doctor in the world!!

Maybe Dr. BigShot will be better in person...

niobe said...

I like the new plan so much better than the old one.

meg said...

I'm glad things aren't on hold this month and that there is a plan--it does help. Your doctor sounds awesome, by the way. A sense of humor goes a long way when dealing with all this stuff, doesn't it? And someone who will take the time to talk to you. That's really all any of us wants--and it's too bad we don't always get it, from every doctor. But I know I sure appreciate it from the good doctors I have (almost all of them, now).