Edited to say: I think I have scared you all off. Anyone can vote in this poll, it doesn't ask for any info from you - it's anonymous, you don't even have to have a google account. So vote already.
I'm slated to begin going off my thyroid medication so I can get my cancer scan. It usually takes about 5-6 weeks for my blood levels to get where they need to.
Let me tell you, it's not a pleasant 5 weeks. The first couple aren't bad. I have to eat an iodine free diet for the test results to have the best accuracy. Did you know that iodine is in just about everything?
So basically, I can eat chicken (fresh from the butcher only), some salads with oil & vinegar dressing, and some fruit. No milk products, no chocolate, no eggs, no seafood, no iodized salt (therefore no eating out), and so on. It is a pain!
At the same time, I begin to get really tired - and I mean really bone achingly tired, my hair falls out & thins, I get really cold, I gain weight if I so much as look at food, and my already non-existant short term memory becomes laughable.
I tell Blaine the same stuff over and over and the only way I can tell that I've told him already is the glazed-over look in his eyes. I will be standing in a room and have no idea whether I was just coming in to get something or leaving.
Can you tell that I really dislike getting ready for this test?I have had to do it the last two years, and because the cancer was still around I had to do a treatment both times. The treatment is equivalent to swallowing 6 weeks worth of radiation treatments. I am allergic to it and am covered in a rash for as long as it's in my system (5-12 weeks), I lose my taste buds (they do come back), my salivary glands swell up and hurt like the dickens (& that is a very attractive look akin to Chip or Dale storing up nuts for the winter). And I have to be away from my kids for at least two weeks - because I actually emit radioactivity. I guess you could say I'm "hot," but only for two weeks. Sigh.......
I know I am whining, but this cancer thing is a pain in the butt. I guess I figure that if they haven't killed the cancer by now, they probably won't be very effective with the regular treatment anyway. The only thing that has me hesitant is that every once in awhile, I can feel something on the opposite side of my throat when I swallow. It's probably just scar tissue.
So, here's where you come in. I'd like to hear what you would do, and it may or may not influence my decision (Oh my gosh, I feel like a Clinton).
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