Friday, 18 September 2015

It's Been A While

Hello! I just wanted to check in and say sorry for my recent blog hiatus. It wasn’t planned, but things just got a little out of control. The last few weeks have been super stressful because I’ve had a bit of a health scare. It was the kind of thing which completely takes you by surprise and throws you through the ringer. You're my friends, so I thought I'd share a little of what's been happening the last few weeks...

A few months ago I had a random blood test which happened to show I had elevated levels of thyroxin in my blood. The GP wasn’t too concerned and told me to wait another two months and have another blood test to check on it. So I waited, did the blood test, then went back to the doctor expecting to be told it was nothing to worry about. But it was something to worry about. I was sent urgently to have an ultrasound which showed a massive (like golf ball sized) nodule attached to my thyroid. I was then sent to have a biopsy and a bunch of other tests in hospital. The C word (cancer) was being thrown around and I was beside myself with worry. My lovely boyfriend was doing all this research on thyroids to try to calm me down, and even though the odds were completely in my favour I just couldn’t relax. 

Earlier this week I finally managed to get a bit of relief when the specialist told me the tests showed my nodule is almost certainly benign. Because of the size of it (you can actually see and feel it through my neck, GROSS!) I need to have it removed with surgery. But I can’t have surgery until my thyroxin levels are back to normal. The medication I’ve been put on to control my thyroxin is going to make me put on weight which is freaking me out because I’ve been the same size my whole adult life and I don’t want to change! All that being said I’m in exceptionally good hands with my wonderful GP, endo specialist and ENT surgeon and although my medication will make be fat (booo) it’s also keeping me healthy until my surgery so I’m certainly thankful for that! 

It’s such a cliché but you seriously don’t appreciate your good health until it’s not there. I’ve been very lucky in my 28 years, I’ve never had any serious health issues before and even though my thyroid problem absolutely terrified me, it’s treatable and it hasn’t affected my life very much at all. I suppose it’s just a good reminder to try and appreciate how miraculous and wonderful our healthy bodies are. We shouldn’t wait until we are sick to appreciate how lucky we are when we’re not. 

I should be back to my regular outfit posts soon, thanks for hanging in there!


4 comments:

  1. How scary! Hope you are on the mend soon and sure you'll still look fab at any size.

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    1. Thanks Beth, I really appreciate it :)

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  2. Sounds scary!! All the best and take care

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