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Going radioactive today!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The big day has finally arrived! I am leaving shortly to check into the hospital to receive my large dose of RAI. This will kill off the remaining thyroid fragments, and any cancer cells that lingered. On my body scan last week, there were no stray cells anywhere so no spread, yea! My surgeon said he's confident he got the entire tumor with the first surgery and it was all encapsulated so there shouldn't be any cancer cells left in the remaining thyroid fragments. I'm happy to be at this point, after today it's all about starting killing the cells, getting back on my thyroid hormone, and starting to feel better!

I may or may not have internet access at the hospital. I will be there for 2 or 3 days. Once they have me, they can't let me go until I scan below a certain level of radioactivity. If I don't reply, it's because I can't get online. Thanks for any thoughts, wishes, and/or prayers!

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JIBBIE49 6/13/2012 2:26PM

    emoticon DONE GIRL, I hope all is well. My son had Testicular Cancer & had surgery and four rounds of Chemotherapy, and he is doing fine with his check-ups for the past 3 yrs, so I know the stress.

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NIXY72 6/6/2012 12:33PM

    Hey love, how did everything go? Any reactions or side effects from the RAI? How did the quarantine go?

My RAI is booked for August. I have the Do and Do Not food list already pinned to my fridge in preparation...


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RYDERB 5/10/2012 11:39PM

    I'm so happy that everything went well and you're back home again. Still sending prayers and good thoughts your way.
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5WHITEROSES 5/10/2012 3:26PM

    Thanks you, everyone! Things went well and I'm now home. I'll have to still be separated from the family for several more days, but it's great to be home!

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ILOVEPEOPLE 5/8/2012 9:11PM

    Saying a prayer for you. I do hope things go well for you. emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 5/8/2012 12:57PM

    Praying for you! Hang in there, and feel better soon! emoticon

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MAERETH 5/8/2012 9:39AM

    Yay for no spread!

Good luck today, I hope you feel better quickly.

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PYNETREE 5/8/2012 8:40AM

    Sending all three:

Good Healing Thoughts

Best Wishes for an All Clear


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JAIRIE813 5/8/2012 8:08AM

    Good luck!

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VEUVEGIRL 5/8/2012 7:58AM

    Good luck to you! I will keep you in my prayers.

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