Apr 03, 2014 - 9:30 pm
I am a new mom and recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I am getting ready to have the left side of thryoid removed, the right side was previously removed before the cancer was confirmed. My baby is only 6 months old and th eonly night I have spent away from her was the night required to stay in the hospital after the removal of my right side of thryoid. I am now told I will most likely have to have RAI, which will require me to be isolated from my child for at least 3 days and then very limited contact for several days after that. I am a stay at home mom and primary caretaker of my child. Are there ANY alternatives to RAI? The thought of being away from my child is devestating me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!