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Apr 08, 2010 - 1 comments

Almost done! I am so ready to get out of the house. I another full body scan tomorrow. Still sleeping 10-14 hours a night. It's been a real challeng getting out of bed and getting dressed. I go back to work in one week so hopefully I am feeling better by then.

RAI DAY 3 / 4

Apr 06, 2010 - 2 comments

Happy Belated Easter all! I finally got to start my medicine. Still feel the same however. The joint pain has actually been worse in the last couple of days. I am feeling a tad bit more awake than usual..which is good. 3 more days to go of quarantine.... Almost there. Strangely I haven't had an apetite for the last few days. Now that I can eat anything I want, I don't crave anything. Nothing really sounds good and I can feel my taste buds dying off...

We shall see how these last few days go. :)

RAI Day 2.

Apr 03, 2010 - 0 comments

Had a really tough time sleeping last night. watched a few movies and eventually fell asleep around 4am. Just couldn't get comfortable, my neck hurt a little and my jaws were still kind of sore.  However I did sleep until 5pm. Right now I'm not in any pain. Strange thing is I was craving a normal diet...but today woke up with hardly any apetite at all. decided to make a little something, but only had a few bites. I think my taste buds are slowly fading away. :( which I was afraid of. On the bright side...Five more days to go! My cats are starting to feel neglected. They are acting like todlers, holding onto my legs as I walk into a room. Not wanting to leave my side. Poor things,I wish I could coudle with them and have them sleep next to me. I'll be sure they get some extra pampering when this is all over.  

RAI day 1

Apr 02, 2010 - 3 comments



radioactive iodine


RAI 131 radioactive iodine


Thyroid Cancer

So I recieved my dose today of RAI-131. Not a high dose from what I was told. They gave me 102. I was expecting the Dr to come in the room wearing a Homer Simpson spaceman suite but he didn't. He brought me a canister that looked like a soda can. Asked me to lift it to show me that it weighed 50 pounds. "Wow, that's a heavy pill" I said. Then he said, Im gonna drop the pill in this cup then run away as fast as I can. The supervisor will walk you out. Guess she's not as freaked out about it as him.  pretty much as soon as I got home from the hospital I fell asleep. Rigged up my bedroom so the cats can not come in and sleep with me..they are gonna hate that! The Dr said it shouldn't be too dangerous for my cats since they don't live to be 50 years old, but I don't want to take my chances. Call me selfish for wanting to be the ONLY one in my household with cancer. Sorry Kitties. :)

So far so good, I like wearing the gloves, even though they told me I didn't have to I just feel more comfortable wearing them when touching things others will have to touch in 7 days. But it does make it difficult to type

I have been sucking on my sour candies but my jaws are starting to become really painful. Just at the jaw joints. Is there a way to get rid of this? I get to eat normal food tomorrow... I am most excited about SUSHI AND CHEESE.. Oh happy day! Then on Sunday I get to take my levotrhoid! It feels almost too good to be true....almost.