Tuesday, July 25, 2006

the little things

It's the little things that bring me a lot of pleasure in life.

If you had to click on the above link don't feel bad.

HOT OFF THE LINE

I just got off of the phone with my endocrinologist. He has received the surgical pathology reports and said that of the 20 lymph nodes that the surgeon removed, 6 were positive for microscopic spread.

The new plan will involve stopping my long-acting thyroid supplementation and converting to a short-acting hormone for one month. Then going cold turkey again for around three weeks, with the onset of our favorite Low-Iodine Diet (sticks and twigs, here I come), and another home-bound Radioactive Iodine treatment with a higher dose.

The good news is that I should have the meds straightened out and feel better for the holidays. The bad news is that, all things considered, I'd rather be consitpated than have cancer.

3 comments:

bill said...

Succinctly and cogently put.

nicole said...

I'm glad there's a plan of action in place. I just hate that you have to deal with more meds, etc. for awhile. But you'll get through it!

And you should know I didn't have to click on the Senokot link. I know EXACTLY what it is. ;)

Arielle said...

Good luck with the glowing again. I have to become radioactive in a few weeks. I may come to you for some sticks and twig recipies. :P