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.


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.


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