July 11, 2014
WAS RAI WORTH IT?
Hmm. Maybe. It has been almost a year since I had radioactive Iodine for toxic hyperthyroid goiter. I hoped my muscle pain, exhaustion and achy joints would improve. They did not. What did improve is the rapid hearbeat and short tempered feelings are gone. I am more relaxed, which is a great improvement. I don’t get angry over all the weird things that happen in life. I still get lots of sore throats.
I am still adjusting my medicine. I am on armour thyroid right now. Two out of 3 nodules were smaller when looked at with the ultrasound. I see the endocrinologist again in August. I will be curious to see if she wants me to do another ultrasound or maybe another needle aspiration (not a fan).
I have not lost weight. I may have gained a couple of pounds. My neck is not so swollen looking and my face is less puffy.
Was RAI worth doing? Maybe. It will take a couple of years to truly answer that question.