Hi, this is my first post on here, I have been reading through lots of information as well as some of the posts here and still struggling to know what's best for me to do next...
I found out that my hyperthyroidism had relapsed this week, after being off treatment for a year and completely stable (which makes it harder to accept!) and my endocrinologist suggested it may be a good time to consider the radioactive iodine treatment. I've read a lot about it and basically understand the process but would find it helpful to get some insight about what it's really like. I was told briefly about surgery but get the feeling I am being pushed towards the RAI instead... it further complicates matters that I'm a nurse who works with critically ill children and I know there is a few weeks that you can't have close contact with children. I thought I'd ask if on the off chance anyone else had had this treatment who works in healthcare and could give me an idea of how long you would need off work. I have a feeling it might need to be longer than with any other kind of job.
I hope this isn't too long winded! Has anyone had the surgery and can tell me what the recovery period is like? I'm not sure whether this would be better considering the isolation after RAI!
Thanks for reading!