I got your note a few days ago and I'm just finding the time to respond..sorry it has taken so long. I'm so sorry to hear that you are looking at doing RAI again during the holidays.What a horrible time to be radioactive! I can't even imagine how stressful it must be with children in your home and your mother-in-law. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
I have been very blessed with my cancer. They caught it so early that they gave me the choice to do RAI. I opted out of it. It scared too much. So far it's been a good choice. I go in for annual ultrasounds to make sure nothing is growing in the thyroid bed. Although I'm changing doctors (I hated mine) so he might have different thoughts or plans for my continued care. I see him this Wed.
Good luck with everything. I hope all goes well!
I'm glad that the RAI was successful! What a relief!
My surgeon is recommending RAI.I sit on the fence of needing this since the cancer was contained in the thyroid. I see my endro on the 21st to see what she recommends. I'm nervous about having the RAI for many reasons (sure you can relate to them all). I've already missed 3 weeks of school and I'm feeling guilty about missing more. Also going hypo and having a LID is not leaving me with a warm, happy feeling. I'm also really nervous about contaminating my home. I've searched the Internet about ways to protect your home (wall, carpet, bed) from the radiation and can't one single thing. Were you told to do anything to help protect your home such as putting down plastic under your sheets? Any info would be much appreciated.
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