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Is that asking a support group for advice on how to handle things during and after treatment would pretty much delvolve into this:

I posted in a FB support group asking for advice on how to keep my place clean during and after my radioactive treatment. When I woke up, I saw that one woman posted 7 times about how this is the wrong thing to do, and how she wishes she could shake me into not going through with treatment. Eventually a mod had to step in and remind everyone that medical decisions such as this are very personal, and we have to be supportive about different methods of treatment.


RAI treatment is extremely controversial among people with thyroid disorders, although it has been the most popular option for treatment in the U.S. for the last 60 years. Within the last decade or so, there have been a lot of patient advocates popping up speaking out against RAI with anecdotal stories about the negative after effects of dealing with radiation. While I'm not saying that all of the patient advocates are wrong, I am saying that what might work for them (staying on antithyroid medication, holistic treatment, change of diet) may not be right for me.

I'm not an idiot, I know this is serious business. I've weighed the outcomes of both RAI and other treatments, and right now this seems like the best choice for me. Can I not wake up to being shouted down by a stranger because she doesn't like my decision for my own body? Oy vey, can I just go back to bed?

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