Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote,
Eleanor Blair
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Parathyroid clinic

It mildly annoys me that because the parathyroid clinic takes place as part of the clinics for diabetes and weight management they always take your weight and BP when you arrive. I'm not sure the consultant was even interested in them, she didn't mention either and they're certainly not relevant to my condition, but they didn't let me relax for even a minute before taking the BP so it was a little high (147/79).

The consultant herself asked me if I was well (yes), confirmed when the surgery was (September 2009) and that it seemed to be a success (given I had no symptoms at diagnosis this is hard to quantify, but there's been no recurrence of the kidney stone I had last year). My calcium levels (taken last week) are completely normal. My bone density (scan done in May) is completely normal. So I'm officially discharged. They're not even going to worry about the fact I'm a bit young to have had the problem.

If I ever get another kidney stone I should get my calcium levels checked at that point, but otherwise it's not even worth bothering. I'm all better. Hurray!

Tags: hypercalcaemia, hyperparathyroidism
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