Visited my radiology oncologist yesterday. A great guy who was very positive from the get-go.
I start my low-iodine diet on November 6 . . . which is only a little more restrictive than the counting calorie diet I've been on for almost a year. Shouldn't be any problem at all.
I will have my radioactive iodine ablation on Nov. 13, and then be at home for a week. Even signed a couple of forms from the "State of Texas" acknowledging I won't be around small children or mingling in crowds from November 13-18.
Sure don't plan to be.
Call me Radioactive Rev. Rick!!!
All this is really good news, because it means the schedule is a bit expidited. I was under the impression the diet lasted for 2-3 weeks, which again would have been no big deal. That I can stay at home, with appropriate precautions (have to sleep by myself, have a bathroom for my use only, etc.) it's going to all be OK. We can host family Thanksgiving this year and as of November 19th, I can be around my daughter who is expecting, and be no danger to her in any way!
Then a thyroid cancer scan after Thanksgiving, then see the doctor in early December, and everything hopefully will be good to go. Fingers crossed and prayers being offered that's for sure.
God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>