I go back and forth and back and forth. Finally I decide that I will do it and I forget about it. I wait to hear about a surgery date. I move on with my life. I enjoy the summer and forget about my thyroid. I do wonder a little bit, why I haven’t heard about a date. Maybe they forgot about me? Maybe I won’t have to think about it again.
Finally, as I am planning a quick vacation for a family wedding, I decide that I should touch base with the surgeon. They said that the surgery date would be in October. At this point it is October and I haven’t heard anything from them. I can’t reach him but 2 days later I receive a message on my phone that they have a date. The date is in 2 weeks. Really!!!! I have waited months for this date and now I have only 2 weeks, to find someone to care for my kids, someone to replace me at work and 2 weeks to mentally prepare for this!! All while on vacation and trying to participate in a wedding! I politely decline the date and tell them that I need more warning. They caution that the next date won’t be until the New Year. I tell them that I understand and begin the waiting again.