He confirmed I have a "diffuse toxic goiter." Doesn't that sound sexy? HA! It's another term for Graves' disease. He could feel the goiter with his bare hands! I almost puked my guts out when he said that. GROSS. I should probably get used to it, though, since I'll probably feel hundreds of goiters in the next few years. Just the word "goiter" is weird. Goiter goiter goiter.
He's agreed to treat me with anti-thyroid drugs first (before trying radioactive iodine). The drug is called methimazole. He said that it could suppress my white count, and that on rare occasions people require bone marrow transplants because of that (I was like, holy crap dude!) - but evidently that is a better risk to take than remaining hyperthyroid. Fantastic. Anyway, he said I should start feeling better within a few weeks on this drug.