Daily Archives: January 4, 2015


I listened today

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

It’s a rather surreal experience to be a preacher who cannot preach. About a month ago I started noticing pain in my throat, no… in my neck.  It wasn’t a sore throat like you’d get with a cold – it was on the side, but still somewhat in the center.  I reasoned it was allergies and ignored it – like I always do.  Like most men do.  Swallowing began to hurt, coughing was uncomfortable. Sneezing was downright unbearable. I noticed a clicking in my neck when I rubbed my throat, something I started to do over and over again.  Then this week I began losing my voice… as Sunday was approaching. But still there was no sign of a cold or anything I would normally associate with a sore throat. January 2, I found myself in the doctors office. The not so tender rebuke of my loving brother-in-law ringing in my ears forced me to go. Mr family doctor was surprised to find no hint of a cold. Instead he suspects something wonky with my Thyroid. I didn’t understand everything he said, but I’ve learned more about the thyroid gland in two days than I could have ever imagined. We’re still waiting on the blood tests. Today is Sunday. I still can’t […]