- HEALTH TRACKER
Alesia : start 249 / surgeon's goal 138 / current 142
You have 4 small (pea size) parathyroids resting around your thyroid gland. My lab work continued to show high levels of calcium in the blood and that indicated hypoparathyroidism (a condition that started before I had my RNY), and about 3 months ago (3 months after the RNY surgery), I had one of the parathyroids removed; via x-rays and ultrasound, the surgeon determined that one of them had a tumor (benign) growing on it. My blood calcium levels were normal when I left the hospital and have remained fine ever since. My aching joints no longer ache, and Ithe remaining three parathyroid glands handle the blood calcium levels fine with no medication needed. So it was a good decision. If you determine that your condition is hypoparathyroidism, don't panic. The surgery was day surgery, and I was back at work in two days. And --- the resulting loss of joint and muscle pain is wonderful!!