Archive for August 6th, 2007

MILLICURIE mCi THYROID

Monday, August 6th, 2007

I have tried to find information on the above so that I could make an intelligent post. Guess what-the info that I did find I surely did not understand.

Monday the 13th I will be given 150 millicuries of radioactive iodine for the treatment of “malignancy neoplasm of thyroid”

The guy from the nuclear department at the hospital did tell me this:   I will be radio-active for about 7 days – do not be around children, those pregnant or the elderly. As much as possible stay at least 7 feet away from others. Drink lots of liquids, flush the toilet 2-3 times after each use. Wash my hands about once an hour, take 2 showers per day including washing my hair for the first 3-4 days. Clean the toilet, sink and shower daily. Cover the keyboard and mouse with Saran wrap or wear gloves. Use throw away cups, plates and utensils. Drink lots of water and other liquids.

The doctors have not told me that I have a malignancy this time, so I really do not know, but you can bet I will be finding out. In fact I am waiting on a return call now. At the time of my surgery, July, 2006, I did have a very small amount of cancer contained in the right goiter. It is the right side now giving me trouble.

As far as I know now, I will be staying at home, the likely hood of radiating the furniture is slim to none.

One last bit of info that I got today. The medication is $3000. and the hospital charges are $500.

Til Next Time