So where things are now...
Chris will have been out of the hospital 3 weeks tomorrow. He's slowly getting feeling back, and rapidly dropping excess water weight and lymphadema. He's not back to where he was before surgery, but he's closer.
The endocrinologist is getting the radioactive iodine treatment scheduled for sometime in the next few weeks, either at Dartmouth-Hitchcock or Massachusetts General. They are the two nuclear medicine centers closest to us that can handle the high dose Chris will need.
Make no mistake, it will be a very high dose. The endocrinologist wants the dose titrated according to his body weight and uptake, so it will most likely be higher than the standard emergency dose.
I expect him to be out of work for at least two weeks following.
In the meantime, although he is working, it's not enough to catch up on the bills, pay the insurance premiums, get more heating oil, and fix a few things on the Blazer so it can pass inspection in November, which is also when I'll need to renew the registration.
So we're almost there, so very close, but not quite there.
But Chris is getting better, and that's what matters.
I've still got the GoFundMe up and running, and PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org always works.