Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Something Else...

I went to my physical with my PCP last week. Our work actually gives us a discount on insurance costs for keeping up with a yearly physical, so I am pretty good about going. A few months ago work announced that you only had to go every other year for the physical to get the discount...I am assuming the concern about our health was decreased when the price of everyone's physicals was released...anyway, when they called me last week to confirm the appointment I was going to cancel it. Surely I have seen enough doctors lately. I am only 28, and I am POSITIVE a bi-annual physical will keep me covered. I picked up the phone to cancel, and waited. Nobody ever answered. Not the normal machine telling me to hold...nobody. After a couple minutes I threw my hands in the air and said, "Well, I guess I have got to go then!!" Tarp found it hilarious how easily I just gave up...

I got a letter in the mail yesterday from my PCP. He said everything looked good...except I had an elevated Thyroid level. He isn't worried about it...just come back in two months and we will look at it again. I will give you three guesses as to what an elevated Thyroid level is linked Infertility and miscarriage. I called up Doc to see what he thought and he was very concerned. I faxed him over the results and he came to the same basic conclusion as my PCP...just slightly elevated. Keep a close eye on it, but nothing to do about it now. Then he threw in that although he doesn't see this level causing me any problems in the fertility department, he is very worried about miscarriage after pregnancy. Apparently women who have a slightly elevated level commonly spike during pregnancy. Soooo....after a positive pregnancy test they have plans to keep a very close eye on that pesky Thyroid...

So to say I was annoyed yesterday with this new found information is an understatement. How was it possible that SOMETHING ELSE is wrong with me?? If you listened to me complain on the phone, email, gmail chat or Twitter (I don't think I really need so many outlets to complain...) I am really sorry. Sometimes I need a day to process things. I am really okay with this. The thing is, apparently I have always had a chance for an elevated's just that now we know about it. Nothing would suck worse than getting pregnant, then having a completely preventable miscarriage. We are so lucky to lucky I went for the unneeded physical. I would rather know exactly what we are up against any day of the is being in the dark that really sucks. Lets hope that now that we know, it isn't going to be an issue at all!


  1. 1. Yes, you need a physical EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Forget the discount. You need a PAP smear and to have everything checked out. You just never know.

    2. I was just reading in one of my magazines about something good for thyroid but can't remember what it was. I'll check tonight and email you.

  2. Gotta love infertility. Just when you think you have it all figured out...wham! another layer...

    I'm so glad you found it when you did though.

  3. Could there be any more complications!!! I think you've had your fill!

  4. What a blessing to receive this information NOW when you can (hopefully?) take steps to prevent any potential pregnancy implications! Good for you for listening to your heart and going to that appointment -- sometimes answering machines don't pick up for a reason!

  5. Glad to hear you went to the appointment and you have some information that could be helpful. Although when the time comes I hope the thyroid stays in check.

    Take care