Today’s the big day that I’m getting radioactive. The hospital has a lead lined room with everything draped in plastic all ready for me.
It’s to treat my thyroid cancer. No big deal, really, esp. compared to what I had to go through for breast cancer a couple of years ago. I’m actually rather looking forward to it. I’m going to treat my time in the hospital as a mini-vacation. I’ve got a couple of good books (I haven’t sat and read a book since I can’t remember when!), my business magazines and my Christmas cards to fill out.
No visitors, no cell phone, no computer. Ha! It will be interesting to be completely off-grid for two whole days. I’ll probably have more physical reaction to that than to the radioactive iodine! J
The only sad part is that I’ll be isolated at home during this holiday season. I’ll remain radioactive till Dec. 24, and will have to maintain a six foot distance from people. Can’t be around small children or pregnant women at all. So there goes the Christmas shopping, the parties, even Masses. But oh well, it’s probably a good thing. They’ve kept me super hypothyroid for six weeks building me up for this (actually tearing me down for this!), and I’ve been gaining weight like crazy because of it. So the last thing I need is eggnog and sugar cookies.
Still need two or three more gifts, though. Perhaps I’ll take my friends up on their offer to walk ahead of me and clear my path at the stores by chanting, “Unclean! Unclean!” LOL
See you on Friday!