Treatment Day 3

Last night I didn’t have a very good night… a few hours after my thyrogen injection I got really sick and I felt like I had a constant case of motion sickness. Which in turn pushed me into a deep pity party where I lost it for a bit and just broke down. 
I woke up feeling a lot better today. Patty came and picked me up this morning to go to my appointments!
Construction at Emory main campus sucks. Yes, I know it has to be done but oh my goodness it makes getting into the clinic very difficult. 
I got my second round of thyrogen injections today. I cannot explain enough how much these infusions burn when they go in. The one yesterday was injected on the left hip and the one today was on the right hip. It feels like someone is just stabbing my pelvic bone. 
I took my nausea medicine before we got there today so I haven’t been experiencing much nausea. Thank the Lord for that! 
After we were released from my infusion we went and got my blood taken. Then we went to get my first micro dose of RAI. This dose was done so that in the morning when I go in I will be able to do a full body scan to see what type of dose the need and also where the cancer spread (if it did). 
The dose today was so small that I don’t have any chance of spreading the radiation to anyone. So I can still sleep in my own bed tonight! Yay! 
All in all today went smoothly. I messed up and ate grapes when I shouldn’t have but it turned out to not be that big of a deal. They just didn’t want me throwing up (I didn’t!). My body just feels very heavy… almost like I am made of lead. Here is a picture of me with my little microdose of RAI. Tomorrow I’m not allowed to take a picture though since the dose is high and could effect others in the room. 
Things will get better. Tomorrow is my big day so I’m really nervous about it but it’s also the last day of being poked! So yay!! 
Thank you everyone for the sweet messages and the prayers. You guys are the best.

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3 thoughts on “Treatment Day 3

  1. Maggie says:

    I love how you are keeping everyone updated and you are staying so positive! You are such a strong role model! Prayers are being said every day for you! You’re so strong and you’re going to pull through this like a champ! Love you!!!!

  2. Shannon says:

    I love you so much! I’m so proud of you for being so strong through all of this! I love that I can call you my best friend. 😘😘😘 I’m always right there by your side even if it is just in spirit!

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