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.


Teddy said...

Hey, I think you're pretty stinkin' funny too! I love you Brooke. I'm glad you got an answer; hang in there.

Janie said...

dude. you can get erectile dysfunction with this shiz.


sorry overall, and hope you get all your answers soon!

Jess said...

I also think you're funny! Hope you are getting the answers you need...I know you are strong, but I am sorry you are having to deal with this. I miss you and our awesome late-night chats with the Prosper police :)

debrajo said...

Does hyperthyroidism make people lose weight at a crazy pace? I had a neighbor who I thought had a hyperactive thyroid and she actually hated it because she was so skinny and could never get meat on her bones. I actually envied her, but she said it wasn't something to wish on yourself. That Graves Disease link you gave us sure had a lot of answers and was so thorough(J/K)...I can't tell why you have a thousand questions for your doc, still.

Good luck as you figure out what it means for you & your health!

Lara said...

I have a friend who went through this last year. Good luck. I am glad that you have figured things out!