10.05.2009

Isolation Station

STAYING IN is the new GOING OUTThis is my new slogan for the week… or really pretty much since surgery over a month ago… Staying In is the new Going Out. Yes, I have the t-shirt thank you very much.

Today I happen to be feeling much better for the first time since last Wednesday. Not feeling normal yet, but I hardly remember what normal feels like so I'm just happy to not be fighting nausea for 98% of the day! Yesterday I started back up on my thyroid meds and even though it will take about 2 weeks for my TSH to start dropping into a more acceptable range I'm so glad that I'm finally on the way there.

I’ve had some questions about where I'm staying during my isolation period so I'll tell you I'm in an extended stay type hotel with a mini kitchen area and such. No maid service to radiate, brought my own pillows & comforter & towels & food… trying to keep the kitties and the hotel staff safe from my radioactive waves. For those of you who find this DSCN0848radiation thing to be a little far fetched, I'll give you the snapshot of my homeland security DSCN0844card – the one that will get me out of interrogation at the airport when I set of their radiation detectors for the next months. I was told DSCN0836to have this card on me at all times as it gives details about my treatment and contact numbers for verification. Anywho, back to the isolation room… Here are some more shots for your enjoyment. DSCN0841

You can see I was was watching an ANTM marathon on my hotel TV which is DSCN0852sitting next to my own personal TV. Odd I know, but with no TLC, Lifetime, A&E, 5 Discovery Channels, my DVR… I decided I needed my DVD player which wouldn’t hook up to the ancient hotel TV. So my wonderful parents brought me a TV that would work! I’ve also had a couple flower deliveries since “moving in” that have helped brighten the days.

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So I guess that’s about all I have for today! For those curious what I ate as my first meal – it was the BK followed by dinner of grilled chicken and mashed potatoes from KFC. Since then I've had pizza, salsa from the Dungeon, toast with butter, Dutch cream curls, and ramen noodles. I know it sounds super nutritious but I've only been concerned with what will stay down. When I get back home is when I will actually start eating more normally in part because I will have my pantry, fridge, freezer, pots/pans, oven… Oh and I can’t wait until I can get my hands on some popcorn at the movies! I have missed that salty, buttery goodness…sigh… Oh and actually going out to see a movie would be nice too!

4 comments:

  1. Rock on!!! So happy to hear that things are on the upswing. I think you rock (and radiate :) ) What a complicated series of things to deal with, when you're not feeling at all well.

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  2. love the T-Shirt! Good to hear that you are getting better - and that you get to eat good stuff again! Looking forward to Olive Garden?? :-)

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  3. I'm so glad you are starting to feel better and can eat yummy things again! My mom said you are coming home Wednesday? When are you able to hit the town??? :) :)

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  4. Lis - I'm trying to stay out of public places for any length of time for 14 days so I don't accidentally radiate preggos or small children. So like I can grab a few groceries or grab food if it is under 30mins but I won't go to the movies until the 15th or so.

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