Mar 23, 2004 - 8:10 am
I am scheduled for RAI (150Mci) on Monday, April 19th. My doctor said to be prepared to stay in the hospital through that Wednesday. Since I live 2 hours away, my best friend wants me to stay with her after the treatment, especially since I have to be back on the following Monday for my scan.
My concern is that she lives in a 1-bedroom apartment and I don't want to put her at any risk. The nurse said I would need to sleep on the couch, but what other precautions would I need to take? I am not sure how long it is after treatment before I can resume normal contact with other people. I did read that I can't be around children and older people for up to 2 weeks. She has a niece that comes to stay with her occasionally - are there any concerns of residual contamination if she came to the apartment even after I am gone? I feel like I'm being paranoid sometimes about this, but I don't know much about what I am about to go through and I really don't want to put anyone else at risk.
Thanks for any advice. It has been such a tremendous help to read all the messages here and to receive support from people who know exactly how I am feeling! Thank you all.