Our dear and loyal listeners. We must take a break from doing our show for at least a month because Brian was diagnosed last year with a goiter on his Thyroid. He had many tests at that time and a biopsy to check for cancer which thankfully he did not have. He did have nodules on both sides of his Thyroid however and they removed five of them that were located on the right side of his neck.
Since then he has had nothing but problems with pain, swallowing problems, neck swelling, as well as his Thyroid becoming enlarged. His voice is harsh at times, he has some problems speaking and must clear his throat frequently. He is a Veteran and was recently admitted to the new Community Care program, hence how we found out about the condition as well as more medical problems.
We are currently waiting for the VA to approve a consult with an Endocrinologist, for treatment which is very frustrating. Even though he does have a private sector Nurse Practitioner, approval for treatment still has to come from the VA. We will keep you updated as we go through this process. Thank you for your support and God Bless.