Brief history: papillary carcinoma with spread to cervical and mediastinal nodes (Stage II); TT 12/07; RAI (200mCi) 2/08. MRI for salivary gland infection 7/08 revealed a suspicious node. Biopsy 8/08 showed papillary cells. Tg is 1.3, post-surgery 2.3. We don't know if this is recurrent, or residual from first surgery/RAI. I'm scheduled for WBS with Thyrogen on 9/11, but have questions.
I had iodine as antiseptic for the biopsy (alergic to Chloraprep); don't I have to wait 6 weeks for iodine to clear for accurate uptake with the scan?
My endo didn't mention LID to prep for scan (I forgot to ask and am waiting for a return call). Shouldn't I have LID for 2 weeks pre-scan? (I did 3 1/2 weeks LID before first scan/RAI; I wanted SUPER uptake.)
According to Thyrogen website, they have a 5 day test schedule (Day 1: shot; Day 2: shot; Day 3: tracer dose; Day 4: nothing; Day 5: WBS). My endo has me on a 4 day schedule (eliminating the empty fourth day). Is that enough time for the Thyrogen to do its thing, as well as the tracer dose?
Also, will I most likely be able to work after the shots, or should I prepare for a day or two off work?
2. I recently did my 6 month post op scan with thyrogen injections and did NOT do the LID. I did it the first time for 2 weeks but I also went into a fantastic state of hypohe// instead of the injections.
3. My test schedule was on the 5 day plan, I would ask your doc about doing the scan after 4 days. I'm sure it'll be fine.
4. Yes, you will be able to work after the shots. I didn't feel any different.
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