Monday, September 19, 2016
Who votes thyroid?
Diabetes is still on the table, but thyroid maladies are more common in women of my age. (Still, since both John and Kathy have diabetes, I won't say, "Why me?" I'll say, "Me, too!")
Here are my symptoms:
• Changing vision, dry eye
• Thinning hair, itchy scalp
• "Fuzzy" thinking ("what was the name of that place?" and "what's that word I want?")
Of those four, three are symptoms of thyroid disease. Two are symptoms of diabetes. So we'll see.
I'm lucky to have good insurance and a good doctor. I'm also lucky that both hypothyroidism and diabetes are common and manageable.
I'll be glad when I have a diagnosis and I start feeling better.