Friday, December 26, 2008

Pressure on my throat of my first symptoms that I ignored, or just attributed to how much weight I'd gained. I thought it was fat and soft tissue on my neck that was choking me. It started with just 'sometimes' when I'd swallow a certain pill. Then, it went to everytime I'd swallow pills. Then, just certain positions (i.e. reclining). Now to all the time. I'm an anesthetist by trade and I can correlate it to someone holding 'cricoid' pressure on my throat.

Interestingly, over the last couple of days, I've noticed that when I put my head downward to read, or work on the computer, or cook...I have this muscle fatigue feeling in my right neck and shoulder. I don't know if it has anything to do with my big fat thyroid, or the tumor, or just the stress from finding out that I have the cancer. Interesting note to self.

1 comment:

  1. I have to tell you... when I found your blog this morning describing the pressure you have, it thrilled me to know that I am NOT crazy! I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease (per an ultra sound and blood work), but I have been complaining about the pressure I have in my throat, my head, and my collarbone area. It is so bad at times I feel like i am going to explode! I have also been having issues with my lymph nodes swelling and getting abcessed. Mostly in my groin, but the one i have right now makes the second one in my right arm pit. I am totally miserable!!!! I feel like I am going to pass out at times also. I'm wondering if I have been misdiagnosed. ???? This blog makes me wonder. I am so glad I found it, so thank you so much for describing your pressure and blogging it all!!!! :)