I am newly diognosed with hashimoto desease, i then had a full thyroidectomy in April of this year,
i was then informed that i had cancer.
I have been posing questions on hear for the last 3 months, while i was reading a question that was posted about R.A.I, some one was going through similat to me, i think admin had said,
"when people on here have R.A.I They may be ok afterward's and just forget to write to inform the group,"
I found this so distressing, as this would have been the time were i neaded to have more advice, i promised my self that i would not do that, so hear goes.
I went into a hospital in Bordeaux, France for my R.A.I on the 7th November,
I was given an injection for 2 days before hand. I was also told to avoid salt rich food or algue based food for 2 weeks.
On the first day,
I was not to eat after mid-day, i had lots of blood and urine tests done, i then saw a dr who took my medical history, i was told i could have something light to eat but must not eat or drink after midnight.
on the second day
I took a shower than was given my R.A.I Tablet, i swallowed it down with water, than i had to take a hot drink afterwards, i was told that this would help dissolve the tablet once it wsin my neck,
I would be allowed to drink in one and a half hours, but nothing with milk as it could cause nausia.
I was told time and time again, to keep chewing to get my saliva glands to work, also to drink 3 ltr's of water, I was given lunch a couple of hours later, followed by another shower.
All nightwear/underwar/towels that was used were to be put into plastic sacks.
On the third
I was left alone, i was not allowed outside my room, i spent the day resting and working on my laptop. I was told to inform them if i havent been to the toilet, as this could be dangerous.
Left to myself once again, i was given a srong laxitive in preperation for my full body scan the day after. I have had no side effects what so ever, i think this was because i followed the guide lines very closely.
Showered and changed into my day clothes, packed my bags and waited until a medic came to do a guiger count on me and to give me my safety guide lines once i go home.
I am then sent down to have my body scan, this takes over an hour and i was given my results with in 30 minutes.
Had a brief talk about their findings, all good news and i am free from cancer, cried bucketful of tears, its all the same in French or English.
I am given an armful of pescriptions for blood tests, thyroxine, echiograph and an appointment with my proffesor in 3 months time.
I am now at home in my nice bedroom, relaxing and making plans for Christmas.
If there is anything i can do to help any one, please feel free to contact me,
I could not have managed with out the help and suport i recieved from HealthUnlocked.
I will be keeping in touch and hope to be of some help to any one going through this terrible illness.
Take care every one and thank you.