Monday, July 19, 2010

Thyroid Cancer Update & Radioiodine Scans on Oahu

I never blog about thyroid cancer anymore.  Not because it isn't still a Thing I have to deal with.  It just isn't a Big Thing anymore.  I'm down to having scans every two years so I didn't even have to think about that this year.  Yes, it was a pain in the rear to worry about my thyroid levels while I was pregnant, but other than that, it's really sort of a non-issue in my life right now.

I have wanted this blog to be a source of information and consolation for anyone diagnosed with thyroid cancer who is surfing for info on the internet.  I know when I was diagnosed, I was on the internet for EVER reading everything I possibly could about it.  And I really loved reading personal accounts because it makes you feel not so alone, and it gives you an idea of what to expect, and you see that you really can get through it.  I hope that people find the stuff I have written to be useful, comforting or inspiring!

Every once in a while I receive a comment from some such person who found my blog looking for thyca info and I feel like creating the record was worthwhile, such as it is.  "M" asked a couple days ago where I did my radioiodine scan here in Oahu.  It was at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.  I'm a military spouse so normally I would go to Tripler Army Hospital, and they do RI scans there, but they couldn't take on another patient at the time so they referred me downtown.  My scan there was about the same as the ones I did on the mainland.  Let me know if you have any more  questions!

1 comment:

M said...

Thanks for answering my question! Your blog is a great info source. I've barely had time to keep up with my 'family updates.'
I will be having my first 'yearly' scan, after a clean one last October, a little early because of our move to Hawaii next month. Congrats on becoming a full time mom! The rewards aren't always tangible (like a paycheck!) but they are definetly there. Thanks again, Megan