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Entry # 21 Home from the Hospital after Radioactive Iodine-131 Treatment
My Story - My Radiation Treatment
Monday, 16 March 2009 17:00

For the next 7 days I had to avoid people….my wife…my dog…pretty much everything.  I was fortunate enough to have a guest room to sleep in and a separate bathroom to use.  This actually made it rather easy to avoid everyone.  I also took two showers a day to wash off any of the secreted radioactive iodine.  After about day 5 this really got annoying.  My poor dog would come running up to me only to be avoided.   She looked so sad....

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Entry # 20 Radioactive Iodine-131 Treatment Week: I am Going to Glow at Night
My Story - My Radiation Treatment
Thursday, 12 March 2009 17:00

I arrived to the hospital admissions around 7:30 am.  I was admitted into the hospital and shown to my “special” room for my radiation treatment.  The radiologist and resident came in and discussed my treatment and possible side effects.   Shortly after this talk two hospital radiation officers came in and “wrapped the room.”  They basically covered everything with paper and/or plastic.  Apparently this makes it easier to clean the room once the treatment is over.  I had to change into hospital clothes and just wait for the radioactive pill. 

 

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