PICC-ed and Radiated

27Oct09

Well I’ve got a PICC in and I am mildly radioactive.  I’ve had both of my Thyrogen shots– the first one, I found out today was done incorrectly, and was really not painful at all.  The second one hurt a lot, because it was done right- but part of that was my fault, as I tensed the muscle.  I got a low dosage of I-123 and about a half hour later every time I touched something metal I got a little shock- like a static electricity one.  Not the end of the world if that’s all I have to worry about.

The repeat labs showed that my TSH is indeed elevated to 14.3- so my Synthroid dose has been upped to 125mcg.

I’m waiting anxiously for tomorrow- I will update and let y’all know whether there is any thyroid tissue anywhere except where it should be.  Cross your fingers for me!

My day was pretty uneventful… just a lot of time spent at the hospital.  I’m uploading a scar update picture, two of my PICC, and one of a brand of chocolate bar one can eat on the low iodine diet.



One Response to “PICC-ed and Radiated”

  1. 1 THAT girl

    A computer screen reflection off of her skin.


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