it was so easy and fun! just a box of canning wax, wax paper (we added newspaper) and a tray you can throw away. heat it in the oven and dip away. one warning... it gets very, very hot. guard carefully.
update from my post yesterday...
good news, my thyroid is coming out soon!
it's inflamed and funky looking, most likely another auto-immune thing.
but i know all will be well soon :)
thank you, thank you for all the prayers and kind words!