It can never hurt to get a second opinion. Especially when it comes to our health. After my thyroidectomy in 2009, I realized an Endocrinologist was going part of my life as long as we both shall live. Having my thyroid levels checked has become routine. The last few times I’ve gone, I felt like it might be time to do some research and see what another Endo had to say. One of the lessons I have learned through this journey is that I am the biggest advocate for my health. It is my responsibility to make sure I am receiving the best healthcare available.
I found another Endo and they had a 3 month wait. That was fine because I still had an upcoming appointment with my current Endo. The question was whether I should tell him I was going to see another Endo or not say anything. How uncomfortable. I went and decided not to say anything. Then I found myself being really nice to him because I felt bad. What is up with that?! I also started questioning why I had made the other appointment because my current Endo is very good.
I went to the other Endo today. I really liked her. She listened and took notes. I felt heard and she made a good first impression. But this was our first appointment. Was she just putting on a good first appointment impression? Would she seem to care as much the second time?
I was proud of myself for taking action and going to get a secENDO opinion. I need to follow up and send her my latest scans and lab results. Regardless if I go back to her again or not, she told me I was welcome to send her results for review.