Sunday, June 24, 2007

New Endocrinologist- Again

I did see the new endocrinologist in May and she seems much better than the one I saw when we first moved here. She even has another MEN2a patient! It was exciting to hear (in that morbid sort of way) that the kids and I aren't the only MENnies in this area.

She had me do a blood draw for calcitonin, TSH, intact PTH, Vitamin D, B-12, calcium, and something else I can't remember. I just had all this done in February but I can understand her wanting fresh results for her own records. Besides, I'm so use to blood draws at this point that it doesn't bother me at all anymore.

The calcitonin came back pretty much the same as before which is good, my TSH levels are good as usual, my intact PTH was actually close to normal for once so that was exciting, calcium was really good, and the only problems were with B-12 and magnesium. Dr TE just told me to try taking a daily vitamin and see if that helps.

I'm very glad I listened to Dr. M and made an appointment with this endocrinologist because she seems like the kind that cares and will listen but also knows what she's doing and can take control of your care if need be. I like knowing that she knows about MEN2a and will know what's going on with me.

Now all I have to do is find a new rheumatologist (because of Dr Jerk I've been weary of going to another one) and maybe look into an oncologist again.

1 comment:

LBG said...

I'm glad you like your new endocrinologist.I'm also glad your test's came back good.

love you