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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