Tuesday, 9 March 2010
What kind of mother am I?
Having taken Waif for a throat scan a few weeks ago, I did follow up with a call to my doctor's surgery a fortnight ago. The results were just in but had not yet been looked at by a doctor. ..the receptionist said that a doctor would be looking at them later that day.
I left it at that, thinking that the surgery would be in touch if there was a problem. Anyway, negligent even though I am, whilst pondering how much Waif has been eating (maybe) and yet still losing weight, I chased up the results this morning. It seems that there has been a note sitting on Waif's file saying that there is "no mass" but she does have an enlarged thyroid and, query, an inflamed thyroid. She should make an appointment (non-urgent - phew: guilt, step back one pace) with the GP to discuss.
Luckily, Waif is off school this afternoon (it's netball and gym afternoon and I am just about to pick her up) and my wonderful GP has a cancellation at 3.40pm, so we will go along together. Meantime I am resisting the urge to google "inflamed thyroid".
I am expecting this to all come to nothing, given that Waif's thyroid function blood tests were normal but then I am no doctor.
Once again, I am so glad not to be in work at the moment.