Endocrinologist II: Not Much to Tell (Yet)

Nichelle was very impressed with the endocrinologist she visited today. She described him “as thorough as Dr. Rescigno,” which is a huge compliment.

Dr. Bhaghayath took an interest in everything Nichelle brought in (unlike the last two doctors she has seen), including things that seemed “off-topic,” such as the bone scan results. He was amazed by the photos showing the water retention. He reviewed our symptom list, and commented that Nichelle had “a lot of things going on.” He wanted to know if Nichelle had a family history of thyroid problems. (Getting a family medical history for either one of us is a rather amusing undertaking.)

Nichelle did ask him to confirm any connection between the vitamin D deficiency and the serious symptoms she is now experiencing. As we expected, he said they were “totally separate,” but Nichelle wanted a second opinion.

Unfortunately, some critical records were not sent over, despite the fact that Nichelle checked on them this morning. His concern is that (just as Beth has suggested), critical endocrinology tests were missed, and only the cursory levels were measured, especially for thyroid function.

He’s going to examine the records, after Nichelle kicks some butt to get them sent over, and call Nichelle back. (This appears to be a failure in the medical records department, rather than the doctor’s office, for a change.)

2 Replies to “Endocrinologist II: Not Much to Tell (Yet)”

  1. What a praise! This will help so much knowing that someone is paying attention to you. Can I send him homemade cookies? Wash his car? Praise God!

  2. Nichelle’s body temperature has been consistently low (only 2 readings out of 20 or more have been at 98.6) by 1 degree or more since last Friday when she started checking it regularly.

    She’s also added a new symtpom: Severe pain in the bones of her wrists and feet, and in her collarbone. Last night, the pain was easily bad enough to send her to the hospital, but she refused. We made quite a pair, sobbing together. It kills me when she’s in such pain.

    She did try the prescriptions given by the ER doc. They were helpful, but made her spacey, so they are only suitable for nighttime use. Still, it did offer some relief, and was fast-acting.

    14O satisfy us early with Thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. 16Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory unto their children.

    Psalm 90:14–16

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