Nov 08, 2010 - 11:28 pm
Hi, everyone. Hoping someone can help. Was diagnosed with Papillary thyroid cancer with 10% tall Cell, spread to 4 lymph nodes. Did RAI May 8th and now I have to 6 month full body scan. Question is my doctor wants me to get the thyogen injections on December 6 and 7 and I heard it is better to do the low iodine diet while being off sythroid. You get a better reading from the scan. I am trying to get my physician to allow me to do this but they are fighting me every step of the way. They do it this way and that's it. Does everyone agree with me about doing the diet rather than the injections?
Also, My Doctors office scheduled my full body scan for December 10, 2010. I want to change this until after Christmas and my doctor is saying no. My thought is that it doesn't make a difference because even if they found anything, they wouldn't be able to do anything until after the holidays so what is the difference. When I was first diagnosed it was December 22, 2009, needless to say my Christmas was extremely sad with a tremenous amount of stress. I just rather not go though this. Does everyone think it is safe to wait until after Christmas?
Thank you in advance.