It’s Time

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

November 20, 2009

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Categories: The Balancing Act

Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Image by Major Clanger via Flickr

At 4pm today I will swallow the pill necessary to irridiate my thyroid.  It feels strange, and I’m nervous.  I will be driving to the coast for the weekend so as to not expose my husband and child to radiation.  (Although no one really says what the exposure does to me, ironic isn’t it? We use radiation to cure yet it can also cause.)

I’m nervous about the rainy weather and driving in the dark, but am hopeful for a relaxing weekend, alone.  Really, it will be only one day of ‘relaxing’ as the hotel does not allow a late check out, unless you want to pay $20/hour.  Part of me is tempted to just buy another night, it would be cheaper.

What you need to know about radiation & hyperthyroidism, link.

 

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