I’m cured! Well, cured-ishPosted: July 27, 2012
First, sorry I’ve been negligent in updating this lately. The first time I went through all this I didn’t have a job, so I had a lot more free time to update the blog with every thought and every morsel I ate on the LID.
But enough of that, there’s news today.
I had my WBS (whole body scan) this morning. When it was over, the doctor didn’t even talk to me. The tech just came out and said…
“The doctor said we’re not treating you. There’s nothing to treat.”
Well, isn’t that kinda awesome? I actually started to cry, which I did not expect at all. Because all my blood work had been clear along the way, I was pretty sure the scan would be clear. I had been very nonchalant about the whole process. However, apparently there was a lot more doubt in my head than I’d been acknowledging, because when I got the official news, there was a big release.
Now, it’s not totally over. Hence, cured-ish. I have a blood test on Monday that should show any trace amounts of bad stuff that didn’t light up the scan. But I’m expecting that to be a formality (knock knock), especially since all my bloodwork has been fine so far.
Now, let’s go back to some things that I skipped over in the past couple weeks.
As for the diet, it was only 10 days instead of 18. But it was worse than the last time in some ways, because now I’m working and we didn’t have time to plan as many good low-iodine meals. So basically I had my egg-white omelet and fruit every day for breakfast (just like last time) and at either lunch or dinner I had a PBJ and fruit, nuts, carrots, etc. (Actually we used almond butter because we couldn’t find unsalted peanut butter.) That got prettttttty old, let me tell ya.
For the other meals I had a few turkey burgers, which were good. I’d throw some avocado on there. Tasty. I also had a few salads. Some chicken breast. My wife made the veggie chili from the LID cookbook. It’s very good. Throw some matzo in there for crackers.
Overall, the diet was kinda rough, but I managed.
Oh, I also lost 7 pounds, probably because I had just gained about 5 pounds from pigging out in the two weeks prior. I didn’t lose any weight the first time, which I think is because I had no hormones then. This time I was able to stay on my Synthroid.
I had a cookie moments after I got back to my office from from the hospital. (Why am I not taking today off? Good question.) And this afternoon my wife and kids are meeting me at our favorite burger restaurant for lunch.
I’ve actually been feeling a little nauseous for the past two days. They said the thyrogen shot could be a cause. It may also be from the tracer pill. Or could just be nerves. Or a combination. Anyway, it’s not so bad that I had to throw up or couldn’t eat. And I’m hoping to feel much better soon.
So the next thing is my blood test, and then I’ll meet Dr. Q and he’ll give me the rundown on the future. I assume I just get checked once a year or every six months. I also assume those are all blood tests, and I don’t have to do the scan again, but I’m not sure. (The scan is not hard. It’s just the diet for two weeks prior that’s a pain.)
That’s all for now.
Toast to me!