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A Kind of Answer.

Keeping this sweet and simple.
because I had this ridiculously long post written.  Gonna be honest.  It probably would have bored everyone to tears.  (Even if I thought I was hilarious)  Except for my mom.  Maybe my sister.  Because let's face it.  They care.  And they think I am funny.  Most of the time.  (keyword there is AND.  Because I have lots of people that care about me.  Ahhh.  I love my family and friends)!

I have Graves disease.

I finally got a call back from the nurse from the endocrinologist office because I was having some arrhythmia going on.  "Not cool man.  Scary.  But not cool".  (My name is Brooke, and I quote children's movies).

I am on some medication right now to help with arrhythmia and some other symptoms.

I have no idea what the next step is.  or What happens from here. 
I do however now have 1,396 new questions for my doctor. 
Wish me luck.



Want to know one of the most frustrating things? EVER!

Knowing your doctor got your tests results FIVE days ago.  and He still hasn't called to let you know what those results are.

I am being pesky.  And have called three times.  And still no return call.



Super Hero Powers.

Tomorrow morning.  Bright and early.  I am scheduled for a radioactive iodine uptake test.  I will then find out if I have Hashimotos Disease or Graves Disease.  Or by some miracle. Neither.  That it was a fluke.  and My thyroid can correct itself. 
Of the three, I obviously hope for the third option.  Otherwise I prefer the Hashimotos. But I have more symptoms of Graves. ugh. I mean technically I prefer my body was perfect and healthy.  We get what we get and we don't throw a fit.  Right?  Okay I have thrown a lot of fits.  But I can't help it people.  It's a symptom.  I promise.  Look it up.  anxiety, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks. 
I throw a fit and plead thyroid disease.  Naughty.
I know I am lucky that both of these diseases can be treated (not cured) with thyroid hormone replacement pills and other methods.  But I am still a little nervous about tomorrow.  Grateful we can find out what has been causing me so much pain.  But still nervous.
If you feel so inclined.  Send a prayer my way.  Or good vibes if that's what you want.  I will take either. 
And maybe if I am lucky I will walk away with a super hero power. 
I think I will request elastigirl powers.