I am having exploratory surgery on February 26th in Chicago.
For 7 years I've had high calcium and normal PTH. 12% of Parathyroid patients present with this.
My scans show no adenomas. My surgeon tells me he looks at this as a good sign as they are likely right where they are supposed to be. If they were further down my neck they'd have shown up.
His belief is that for every 10 years you keep parathyroid disease you can figure on losing a bit of your life. The damage it causes to organs is nothing to sneeze at.
I'm going on faith that both surgeons and my endocrin are right and this will be worth it.
MAJOR bone pain
Bone loss (spine predominent)
inability to sleep
I'd go boldly into that surgery (and I am
) I know we are all individuals but if you are iffy, go get a second opinion, set your mind at rest and feel better!