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Three Hours Post Treatment - RonO's Ramblings

Mar. 24th, 2010 05:46 pm Three Hours Post Treatment

About three hours ago I had about the simplest medical treatment I've ever done - I took one pill. OK, so the pill contained 117 milicurries of I(131), which will in short order find its way to my remaining thyroid tissue and limit most of its damage there. Over the next several days it should kill most of that tissue, so if there is any cancer left it should be killed.

Of course this means that for the next 5 days I have to take precautions, including sleeping in my office and using a separate bathroom. So far there hasn't been too many issue - although Derrick had to chase the dog off of the air mattres on the floor that will serve as my bed for the rest of this week. We'll see how this evening goes with the cat, which is the biggest concern.

On the other hand, I'm no longer on a restricted diet. Tonight we had pizza (which, perhaps coincidently, was also the last dinner I had before starting the restricted diet), and may go to The Sunset Market tomorrow. Pretty soon, probably Monday, I should get back onto Weight Watchers to get the weight and waist I've put on the last two months back off.

I can also resume my thyroid replacement, which will probably not be enough. Over the next couple of months we'll get the thyroid levels balanced and I should start feeling better.

Now, if we could just make the home purchase process finish out as simply...

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