WBS is finally done. Cancer didnt spread outside of my neck but there are some areas within the neck and lymph nodes that showed uptake from the tracer dose. I go back tomorrow at 1 pm for RAI, 150 dose. Doc said that usually does the trick but as we all know, only time will tell. As I have papillary with tall cell variant -less than 25% according to path rpt, my doc advised me at my post op that he would watch me more closely. I haven't talked to him yet today. I wasnt surprised that cancer is still present, so I feel ok about the results since I prepared myself to hear that. I just am relieved it did not spread further.
Nuclear med doc also stated that as soon as I swallow the dose tomorrow, I can go off LID (say whaaaaaat???)..... I was expecting to stay on for 48 based on what I have read... any thoughts on that from my fellow thyca fighters? I was just happy to know that I could eat pizza in a few days, but if I can have it tomorrow, it will be like my birthday, Christmas and the Sabres winning the Stanley cup all rolled into one day (im a big hockey fan, lol). I was advised I'd get written instructions tomorrow but to go get lemon candies today and even regular lemons too, and use those for 5 days. I saw sugar free lemon candies at the store the other day,,, they did not say they were sour, but I assume just lemon in general is good. I am mostly concerned about the losing taste side effect more than anything so I want to be extra careful about that. If anyone has any other tips or suggestions, I would love to hear-tho I will be googling up a storm later. I asked about the salagen and nuc doc said I would have to f/u with my doc for that.
last question-I am scheduled to start levothyroxine 125, this sunday- this will be my first time ever on thyroid meds. Since my TSH was already so high (162, as of 10/8, so probably even worse now) how long before I feel even a small bit of relief? I am trying to estimate when I can return to work.