Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
By: Ekrem Dupanović
Vedrana and I returned to Sarajevo yesterday (Wednesday). The journey from Zagreb to Sarajevo went great. Never easier it seems. I was calm and composed, I didn’t push the pedal to the metal as I usually do, and I wasn’t tired at all. After we returned home, I watched the match between Croatia and England, and stayed up watching the Croatian TV program and followed comments, reactions, celebrations that took place throughout Croatia quite some time afterwards. Sometime after midnight I went to bed – more because I should than because I was tired.
So that’s what thyroid gland does. Two months ago I didn’t know anything about it. I didn’t even know where it’s located in the body. And you’re not you when the gland doesn’t work properly – the whole body doesn’t function properly. These three days since I had the operation of the thyroid gland, I feel like being rejuvenated. I’m full of energy. I’m not sleepy during the day, I’m not driving too fast, I better concentrate on the things I’m doing, I’m completely calm, putting all the focus on the most important things I need to do. And my appetite has dropped. I can hardly recognize myself. And one more thing. I have zero tolerance threshold for pain, but after the surgery I didn’t even taken the Brufen painkillers that were prescribed for pain, because it simply doesn’t hurt.
If you feel a lack of energy or any of the symptoms I mentioned above, first check your thyroid gland. If it’s working overtime, or it’s falling short – meaning if it doesn’t work as intended – take some steps immediately. If it can be solved by therapy, find a doctor who will know how to determine the right therapy. They say that in the case of a thyroid it’s not easy. Therapies are long lasting (they last for a year or more) and often don’t yield the desired results. In the end, thyroid surgery may be the only option. And after the operation you also need a therapy that needs to be precisely defined. I am on such a therapy for three days now, and I can’t recognize myself. I’m a new man.
In all that was happening to me over the last two months since my thyroid problems had been diagnosed, some interesting things happened. Everyone, but literally everyone I talked to, either had (and still has) problems with her thyroid gland, or some of their close family members had an operation (spouse, wife, parents…), or one of their closest friends. But literally everybody. My dear friends, if you don’t feel well, deal with that problem immediately. If you are younger, consider the best solution for you – treatment or operation.
As for me, it’s all the same.
I have no intentions of living forever!
Sarajevo, July 12 2017.