Oops! Forgot about not being able to post the web addys here. I visit so many message boards (other thyroid sites, US Marine Corps boards, etc) that I forget who does what sometimes.
The doctors have not tested anything as far as his thryroid goes since he has had the surgery. They claim it is not needed. Him being one of those older ppl who don't understand never says anything cause he always assumes the doctor is right.
He was given two new perscriptions this week for his pain. That was on top of all the other meds he is taking.
Come to find out, those same two perscriptions were also given to his brother who goes to the same doctor. Something sounds fishy to me and I think it is in my dad's best interest to find another doctor FAST!
He has high blood pressure, degenrative arthritis, had a knee replacement, elbows operated on, thumbs moved or whatever (his hands look like monkey hands now) and the list goes on. He is always sleeping, grouchy as everything, extremely forgetful, cold all the time, and constipated. He used to be a very outgoing person and his appetite was unbelievable. As has gotten older he has gained some weight that we always attributed to age. During our pregnancies, we jokingly compared our growing bellies with his.
Now that I know more of what is going on, I feel like thyroid disorders may have been his problem all along and he is still continueing to suffer because ot the ignorance and stupidity of some of the medical community.
I will try to google some of his symptoms and see what I get. Maybe I can at least talk him into getting his doc to do the tests and let me see the results.