Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fallout Boy - Day 6


Thank GOD, my rad levels have started falling again.

For several days, they were barely falling at all; now they've fallen much faster in the last 24 hours than they did in the previous 48.

What I think was happening, was that for the first 48 hours I was dropping the dose that wasn't taken up by cancerous tissue very quickly. Then the last three days I had already dropped most of what wasn't taken up, and the cancerous tissue hadn't died off or purged out yet.

Which would also be why I was having the worst symptoms of radiation on day 3. I had full uptake and excretion of what wasn't going to be taken up; and the rest had a few days to "work".

Now I'm dropping faster again, and I think it's because the cancerous tissue is finally dying and purging out.

Of course, the symptoms of the severe forced hypothyroidism are getting worse day by day. I can't wait for them to tell me I can get back on the levothyroxine.


Date         Time HR   D   Dose 
9/18/2012 10:00 116 0 385   
9/18/2012 10:00 116 2 13     
9/18/2012 10:00 116   3    4.7    
9/18/2012 10:00 116   6    1.6    
9/18/2012 10:00 116   12  0.75   
9/18/2012 14:00 96 0 335  
9/18/2012 14:00 96 2 13    
9/18/2012 14:00 96 3 4.7   
9/18/2012 14:00 96 6 1.6   
9/18/2012 14:00 96 12 0.75 
9/18/2012 18:00 100 0 310  
9/18/2012 18:00 100 2 12    
9/18/2012 18:00 100 3 3.9   
9/18/2012 18:00 100 6 1.5   
9/18/2012 18:00 100 12 0.75 
9/18/2012 22:00 104 0 260  
9/18/2012 22:00 104 2 12    
9/18/2012 22:00 104 3 3.5   
9/18/2012 22:00 104 6 1.35 
9/18/2012 22:00 104 12 0.65

As has been the case the last few days, the non-contact numbers have gone below where they're going to be consistent; because the residual dose is now as large or larger than the active dose being given off by my body.

As I said yesterday, the 3, 6, and 12 ft are all under 5 uSv/h at this point, which is in the safe zone for my wife, so I really don't care too much.


The slope is steepening again, and I just say go baby go, because I want to sleep with my wife again. The day over day is encouraging me right now.

Distance -- 9/13 ------ 9/14 ----- 9/15 ----- 9/16 ----- 9/17 ----- 9/18  
0                 >1000    >1000     790       580         485       335   

2                 >1000    240         70         38           20        13     
3                 800        40          15          7            6           4.7   
6                 600        22           5.3        2.5         1.7        1.6    
12               480        9             2.4        1.1         1           0.75  


We're not quite there yet; but so long as we don't spend all night cuddling together (which IS our preferred sleeping position unfortunately), we can probably be sleeping together again by Friday... It's going to be some time beyond that before we can actually cuddle together... but we'll take what we can get.

As of late yesterday or early today, she can sit on the same couch with me, we can hug etc... The only limitation is the sleeping and cuddling; but otherwise, it's 100% safe for her to be around me. And the dogs too, though again, gotta keep them from licking me.

Actually I should do a shower test... See what kind of difference a good shower makes. I think I'll do that as soon as I finish this post; and if there's a significant difference I'll update it.

The elimination tests had been falling steadily; I think they're going to rise a bit now that I seem to be purging out dead cells. I'm only doing one a day now, at the 24hr interval, as the data was just repetitive the last few for shorter intervals.

Right now we're just looking forward to our 7 day gamma scan Thursday. Here's hoping for no distant masses or excessive concentrations.