Radioiodine Ablation

Radioiodine Ablation
Tweet I’m having the first of two injections this morning of a very expensive drug, Thyrogen, ahead of my radioidine ablation this weekend. Thyrogen costs $1901.52 for two doses, but is fortunately on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS), and so only costs the patient (me!) $36.10. We were given a prescription for the Thyrogen on ...

Up and Down Again

Tweet It seems the good spirits of my last blog post were a little premature. A shortish time after I had got through chronicling how well I was feeling, I noticed a letter in the mail box. The letter was from my surgeon to my endocrinologist, CCd to me, and included my pathology results. Radioactive ...

What did you say?

What did you say?
Tweet “What?” has been Meghan’s favourite phrase this week, as I’ve had a very weak voice but still insist on saying things from different rooms or over noises like the dishwasher or television. Other than that, I’m recovering well. I’ve had some swelling in the last few days, and a bit of nausea to boot, ...

Blergh Continued 1

Blergh Continued
Tweet Predictably, following surgery I’m feeling even more unwell than I was last week. But there are some immediate upsides too. Aside from the pain in my neck, I have a pretty nasty cough and apparently my left vocal chord isn’t working because the laryngeal nerve was “stretched” to give room for the tumour to ...

Blergh

Blergh
Tweet Blergh. That’s how I’ve been feeling for the last week or so. And this, too: Can’t sleep but always tired. Can’t concentrate. Feel like I’m going to be sick after eating. Getting light-headed. Heavy breathing. Just generally feeling crappy. 7 days to go. Tweet