Yesterday, I received the radio-active iodine therapy at KU Med to treat my thyroid cancer, as evidenced by my elevated thyroid cancer marker. See http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/radioactive-iodine
To prepare for the treatment, I have been on a low iodine diet for two weeks and received two thyrogen injections on Wednesday and Thursday. This is the way I understand the therapy>> thyroid cancer cells love iodine. Because I have been starving my body of iodine for two weeks, the thyroid cancer cells gobbled it up yesterday when I swallowed the pill. Unfortunately for them, the iodine pill was laced with destructive radioactive agent and they will self destruct!! Like a stealth bomb.
I learned yesterday that my dosage was a low dose. This was news to me>>I didn’t know there were various dosages. I received 50 of the measure, but 50/100/150/200 are available. I take this as good news. This was a unique dose for me based on my cancer marker.
I now enter a period of isolation for six days. I do not mind being alone. In some ways it is easier to not have to talk about it at every turn.