Well, the endo told me 2 days in the hospital, a special isolation room on the cancer floor. Yea. Maybe 3 days if it is not metabolized fast enough. Paper coverings on the bed and floor to minimize contamination of the room.
The dose is much higher than what they give for hypoactive thyroid. I know someone who had papillary carcinoma last year and she was able to do her treatment as an outpatient. I guess different hospitals have different guidelines.
But then I felt like I got a gift. I spoke to the supervisor at the nuclear medicine department and he said one day in, maybe 2. One day I can do! I was mentally prepared for 2 and feel like I got a bonus with knowing that I mught be out in one day.
Radioactive scan on 8/6 and admit to hospital on 8/7.
Hospital guy said I could bring my laptop and use wireless internet, but I read that it is a bad idea because the computer can get contaminated. Will have to research this more.
I will have to keep a distance for a few days from the dog and husband when I come back home. I am trying to do a low iodine diet now, which is not easy, but just for 2 weeks. Fun.
It's always something!