Aug 16, 2013 - 2:34 pm
On Feb 6th, 2013 I had a total Thyroidectomy, and in March I believe I had 132 of the I-131. I stayed in the Hospital for 2 nights and away from everyone for an additional 3 days. Now I'm almost 6 months out, and have been told that I need to do a follow-up treatment which include the Thyrogen injections so I do not have to go off my thryoid medications. I will again have to do the Low Iodine Diet and will have a much smaller dose of the I-131. My husband and I were trying to start a family a year before they found the cancer, and now I am wondering when the right time we can start again. My doctor mentioned a year after the I-131, but everywhere I am reading says 6 months-12 months. I am not sure if he means 12 months from the first I-131 as it was extremely strong or if he means this next small dosage in September. Has anyone gotten pregnant, had any problems or side effects? Or does anyone ave any other information their doctors gave you on when its safe to try? All help would be greatly appreciated as I didn't find any other forums that had this topic.