I have been dealing with a hyperactive thyroid for the past 6 months or so and today I had a thyroid ablation with I-131 which leaves me “radioactive” for the next few days. What does that look like? Well, for one grateful my kids aren’t so little anymore:
Quarantined-ish: no snuggling or smooching people, babies or pets
Double flushing and rinsing the shower out when I am done
No cooking—I cooked a few things ahead so Hubs can do the sides
Disposable plates and silverware
My own personal trash for all food stuff I touch
My own linen basket for all my radioactive clothes, bedding and towels
Fortunately, I can still move around the house and have stepped outside a few times today because it is GLORIOUS outside. My little furry friends are super confused and whining at my door to hang, they are excited I’m home and don’t understand why we can’t snuggle. While my convalescing is a mildly irritating, and seriously cozy, I am:
Grateful that I can do a lot of my work from home as well as tackle some tedious data projects during this time away from my office.
Hopeful to get a few books read or maybe even a new Netflix show.
Definitely going to take a walk later.
Taking advantage of the time to meal plan for next week.
Crossing my fingers that my body continues to be indifferent to abnormal thyroid levels and continues to make good healthy strides in our workouts and healthier food choices!!
Mostly though, just waiting to see if this treatment banishes my symptoms: tremors, heat intolerance, trouble sleeping, high heart rate. Curious to see how my body reacts and so thankful for modern medicine. See ya, naughty thyroid….body, let’s do this!!