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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.