I’ve been an RN for 15 years, of which I worked about 13 years, til the plandemic. Not much work was available since then because of the “vaccine” requirement. I am having surgery to remove a parathyroid, we all have four, sometimes 5 of these. The disease process causes high calcium levels as it steals calcium from the bones. So I have thinning of the bones and osteoporosis in my right, non-dominant arm.
The surgical approach varies among surgeons and the best way is to check all of the parathyroids intraoperatively. Because I can’t work currently, long story of chronic fatigue caused by this and two sprained ankles from doing CPR on my daughter twice over the holidays of ‘22. She’s alive and going to a place for help, thank God. So, I have no income currently. Surgery is 3/29.
My surgeon’s approach is to remove what she knows is bad based on the tests that were done. This leaves the possibility of it coming back and needing a second surgery which is tough and requires the surgeon to go through a lot of scar tissue.
It’s a lot, but I’m throwing it out here:
I want to go to either Dr. Boone in Phoenix, AZ who was trained by the surgeons at the notman parathyroid center and it costs $9k or so upfront.
or go to tue Norman parathyroid center in Florida. That one is $15k
Part of my reasoning is I pushed for a test to check for an aneurysm and I have a 2mm one in my internal carotid. Great news, not. Also, the surgery in Florida actually takes about 10 minutes as they are highly specialized and do these all day as a team of surgeons.
So there, you have it. For many years, I have advocated for my patients, now I am doing my best to advocate for myself on this forum.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story,