Luckily I had a quick lock-down at the hospital. Last night around 5 the Nuclear Medicine person came in and checked my radioactivity levels and she said I could go. I was supposed to be at 5.5 or lower and I was at 3.5. The day before, right after taking the pills, I was at 31! I’m still drinking lots of fluids and flushing the toilet 3 times, but I’m pretty sure now things are just as a precaution. My levels have got to be below 3.5 today. They suggested I keep people away from my neck because that is where all/most of the RAI is so it can kill all the cancer cells. In any case, it’s gooooood to be home. I wasn’t too excited about wearing a hospital gown all day and all night.
I was not able to finish all my books. The only one I finished was Are you There God, it’s Me Margaret? I don’t think I ever read it as a kid. It sort of reminded me of a book I loved called We Hate Everything But Boys. It was about a group of girls in the WHEBB club. I don’t remember it being so focused on wanting to “grow” and wanting their periods. I know I did NOT want to wear a bra or get my period. I even think I started wearing a bra in like 4th or 5th grade, not 6th! I guess I was one of the older kids in my class since my birthday is in October. I think I was just one of those kids that didn’t really want to grow up in the puberty kind of way. I wanted people to listen to me and pay attention to what I had to say, but not because I had boobs or a pretty face. Anyway, I’ll rate it on Goodreads. Maybe when I was a kid I would have liked it more. I know a lot of people have thought that that was one of their favorite books when they were kids.
I didn’t get to finish any of the other books, but I started a couple of them. Oh well. I read most of the magazines, but there were a couple of articles I did not get to read that I wanted to read. Not that I’m complaining. I would rather be home than in the hospital.
From now until Sunday I will be in semi-isolation. I can have visitors for 15 min at a time, but they have to stay 4-5 feet from me. Mostly Radcliffe will probably come over and bring me coffee or dinner, tonight I might break all the rules and eat nachos. I haven’t had dairy for about a month because of my diet and my wanting to cut it out of my regular diet because of allergies. I haven’t had any stomach problems in the past month either… hmmm. I plan on eating very little cheese and very little gluten/wheat as well. So I will be cooking more. Hopefully this means my triglycerides will go down.
I’m hungry. Oh, and since my surgery I’ve lost about 6-7 pounds. Which is good because last year at this time I weighed the same as I do now… dang, I gained 6-7 pounds in a year! I’m gonna keep it off now.