Radioactive Girl

First off, thank you, thank you, thank you…for all your prayers, kind words and wishes. It does help so much to know that all of you out there in my corner. I’m overwhelmed… and humbled. 

Remember yesterday when I told you in yesterday’s post about the radioactive iodine uptake test I had a couple weeks ago? I swallowed a capsule containing radioactive iodine and then they did tests later to determine the rate at which my thyroid absorbed the iodine? The thyroid naturally absorbs iodine and they make it radioactive (a small dose) so it shows up in scans. The test showed my thyroid absorbed the iodine more quickly than it would have with a normal thyroid.

Well anywho, that night when I got home, I explained the test to Harland,  and he pulled out his cold war-era geiger counter (doesn’t everyone have one of these?)  to see just how radioactive my thyroid was.

Leave it to us to find humor in the strangest places:

All I need is tights and a cape, and I’ll fly around the world righting wrongs with my special radioactive powers.

 My radioactivity has gone down quite a bit since the test a couple weeks ago and it almost back to normal.

Will keep you up to date on my wait to start treatment.  Have a great day all, and thank you again for your continued prayers and good wishes.




Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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17 Responses

  1. Becca says:

    Love your sense of humor…LOL…!

  2. Pansy says:

    A good laugh can help with a bad situation.

  3. June Hilbert says:

    I would echo the thoughts of Becca and Pansy: Keep your sense of humor; it can be a great stress reliever. Hope the medical run-around stops and you get good, solid information plus a plan of action that isn’t too disruptive and allows you to continue with your plans to start a family. My thoughts and prayers are with you both!

  4. Alice says:

    You two are such a hoot. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Mandy says:

    Harland cracked me up just pulling out his geiger counter! LOL! I do hope you are feeling better soon! =)

  6. Becky L says:

    Sounds like something my husband would do! At least you had a laugh out of it. If you open your mouth, does a little light come on? Just joking. We always said where’s the medical triquoder from star trek when we really need it. Get to feeling better!

  7. Candace says:

    Laughter is the best medicine, well at least it helps. LOVE your shorter hair style, so flattering and cute.

  8. Dianna says:

    Aw…. I agree with Becky; that’s something my Motor Man would do. Continuing prayers!

  9. Euni Moore says:

    What a nightmare roller coaster ride for you. I pray that KC will rapidly get on board and get this situation corrected. I cannot imagine the anxiety this has put you through. Harland s a gem of a husband. Keep the positive attitude and get back on the path to health.

  10. JB says:

    I can only wonder why a man would have “toy” like that! LOL! Laughter makes life easier. Will continue to pray for you and your health.

  11. Glenda says:

    JB, the toy is just Harland! Suzanne, it was so good to hear you laugh. It is God’s medicine for our bodies and souls. (Even if your body does glow in the dark) Love you!

  12. Edith says:

    I’m sad to see you suffer, plus sad to see you are going to continue with modern medical procedures.

    Your thyroid took in the iodine more quickly because you are deficient. We are all deficient because it was removed from the food supply in the 80’s. Now they give miniscule amounts in table salt.

    I hope it all turns out well for you.


  13. Jeanne says:

    I love your sense(s) of humor!! Laughter always helps in a situation like this, to lighten your hearts! My family joins me in prayer for you! God’s blessings!


  14. shoreacres says:

    I just read this post and the previous one together, and am so glad to see that some progress has been made on the medical front. Dealing with the medical bureaucracy and certain doctors can require a large dollop of patience, and a heaping spoonful of assertiveness now and then. It sounds like you have both, plus an undamaged sense of humor to help keep you balanced.

    While I’m not willing to excuse all of the run-around you’ve gotten, there is one thing to remember. The new demands being put on doctors because of the Affordable Care Act have many of them feeling off-balance, too. Simply moving to the new coding procedures required, and having to computerize things in ways many of them consider less than efficient has many of them looking for silver linings, too. It’s just something to keep in mind.

    Best wishes and many prayers as you move forward. I’ll be hoping along with you for all good reports.

  15. Rural TN says:

    Hope the situation will stabilize before much longer. Get better soon.

  16. Tina says:

    I am sorry I have not been in touch, first of all. I have had my own share of ups and downs. I am sorry you are having issues with your thyroid and all and hope they can get you on the mend soon. I know exactly the issues with trying to get answers from Doctors. It can be and is extremely frustrating. One of my biggest gripes. but I will not get into that.
    I love the fact that Harland has a geiger counter! How many people can just whip out a geiger counter!! Plus I have to mention how nice it was to hear you both talk. Usually on the clips you are (Harland is) very quiet. It was nice to hear him in what sounded like an unguarded moment. Also nice that he said you were hot! But I think he meant radioactive but it’s still a compliment either way.
    I have been and will continue to pray for you because I know prayers can change the world. Keep you chin up girlfriend! We are all pulling for you.

  17. Jann-Marie says:

    Sorry to read about all of your troubles, Suzanne. I’m praying for you, also.
    Your faith will get you through this…your sense of humor, too.
    God bless and keep you.

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