There are no side effects to taking this radioactive pill into my body… apparently they have never taken it themselves.
I took my scan dose of radiation this morning and they had to give it to me in 4 pills! They explained they had to give me the pediatric dose pills because they have had trouble getting the adult doses. They used to get this from Canada but their nuke plant has been down for the last 6mos so they now have to get it from a plant in South Africa… I’m thinking is this stuff that dangerous that we don’t even make it on US soil!? Apparently, yes.
So I took my pills like a trooper and I swear, even if the pills have no affect on normal people they completely enhance the effects of hypothyroidism. Since taking them, I've been nauseous, feel extremely weak, fatigued and headachy, and absolutely cannot get warm.
My hands, nose, and feet are literally like ice cubes and everything else is covered with 2-3 layers of clothing as well as 2 blankets! I know I need to try to eat something solid but I barely got down a small bottle of organic fruit smoothie (yay for getting 3.75 servings of fruit/veg!) and frankly, being on the LID leaves little appetizing options that don’t take long to prep. Right now my best options are air popped popcorn with no butter and a small amount of non-iodized salt or organic unsalted brown rice cakes with natural, unsalted peanut butter and banana slices. Yummy. I’m thinking I should go with the rice cakes because the PB would give me some protein and the ‘nana would get me to almost 5 fruit/veg servings for the day.
Anyway, trying to muster up the strength to make some food and pack for my isolation location. I’ve pretty much slept all day and will most likely eat and then sleep again for a while so maybe I can pack during the commercials of Glee, Mercy, Toddlers & Tiaras… and whatever other shows I'm DVR-ing tonight ;o)