Capillary Thyroid Carcinoma Part 1 of 4 Diagnosis
Capillary Thyroid Carcinoma Part 2 of 4 Surgery
Capillary Thyroid Carcinoma Part 3 of 4 Post Surgery
Capillary Thyroid Carcinoma Part 4 of 4 Radiation
Capillary Thyroid Carcinoma - How I feel About It
Capillary Thyroid Carcinoma - One Year Follow-up
Last Wednesday I was given the radioactive iodine pill in preparation for Friday's scan by a Gamma Ray Camera. I've had plenty of MRI's and CT Scans before. The GRC scan is a bit different. It detects pockets of radiation in your body.
As I explained before, this radiation is affixed to iodine; it can only remain in the body if there are cancerous thyroid cells to ingest it. If there are no "hot spots" detected by the GRC, then my thyroid cancer hasn't spread anywhere and is gone. Fingers crossed of course. The scan lasted 40 minutes and of course I had to stay perfectly still, and of course every part of my body itched. I'll find out the results of the scan today.
The scan was nothing, but the preparation SUCKED! As you know I've been eating nothing but apples, bananas, canned peaches, and fruit juice for the past 20 days. I kept a record of what I ate every day. I averaged about 800 calories. No weight loss diet is as strict as this one. Below is the running tally of my weight loss.
The diet lasted 20 days and I lost 20 pounds.
May 23 225
May 24 223
May 25 221
May 26 220
May 27 218
May 28 217
May 29 216
May 30 215
May 31 213
June 01 213
June 02 212
June 03 211
June 04 210
June 05 209
June 06 209
June 07 208
June 08 208
June 09 207
June 10 207
June 11 205
Of all the things I couldn't eat, for some reason the thing I craved most was broccoli. As soon we were done with the test, we went directly to our favorite Chinese restaurant and I got my plate of broccoli. I can't remember ever eating anything that tasted quite that good.
Oh yeah, I forgot why I was here! I just got the call from my Dr. The cancer didn't spread and there are no cancer cells left in the surgical area..
Thanks to all of you for the kind words and for sending your positive vibes this way! I will forever appreciate it...