Okay..I’m sure read today’s post that told you that we didn’t get any real results from the scan. That is true…we didn’t.
Today I sat down to lunch do eat my leftovers from yesterday and the home phone rang.
I almost didn’t answer it as I it’s typically a telemarketer or someone doing a political survey. I answered it and it was my doctor from Lacrosse. YES, she was at work and calling on a Saturday. She’s a clinic doctor.
She said that she was in today…she was wanting to study my case. While she was doing that, a couple of my blood test results from yesterday came in. Remember my Thyroglobulin Tumor Marker that was supposed to be under 2 had jumped from 17 to 26 in just a month. Well…that number exploded again once it was stimulated. Typically stimulated it goes up a few points like to 32. NOT ME….Mine jumped to 53. So here we are. What do we do?? That’s what Doctor Thida was studying.
She presented to me that she thinks it’s in my best interest to treat not. She told me I have the option of waiting if I’d like but she was suggesting based on the stimulated number of 53 that we treat.
For me, treating means the diet, shots, and a treatment dose of radioactive iodine. At this point she is still talking with the Tumor Team…they will help decide the dosing. At this point we’re leaning towards a 150 dosage which is what I got last time.
When this all will happen, I’m not sure…likely the diet will start in a week or two. With that schedule in mind I will likely be on quarantine for Thanksgiving….that will be a little sad but we have to do what we have to do. We can’t risk anything as we have little ones here and pregnant moms. I’m jumping the gun to even think that far ahead.
I thought I’d give you the update. I know so many of you have our family in your thoughts and prayers so you deserve an update.
P.S. I didn’t scold my doctor for being in and working on a Saturday. She said she was worried about my case and wanted to do some research to make sure she was doing all she could. No that’s a dedicated doctor. Should cancer be the thing that takes me out, I don’t want anyone to ever question my doctor. She’s doing all she can…and I love her all the more for it!