He is scheduled to receive an injection on April 5 and another on April 6 that will prepare him for the radioactive iodine treatment that is scheduled here in Newton on April 7. This treatment is to kill off any remaining thyroid cancer cells. He will be in the hospital 24-48 hours, until a Geiger counter reading indicates he is safe to be released. So no visitors are requested. He will be a little "glowy" after he returns home so there are precautions he will have to take like taking 3-4 showers a day, eating from disposable dishes and utensils, and sleeping separately. This should last just through the weekend. Then on April 16 he will have a body scan (here in Newton) to verify the results.
We go up to KU for ENT and kidney follow-up appointments on April 1 and 2, so the next couple of weeks will be busy.
We're looking forward to some FUN - to going to California the end of April for vacation and then meeting friends for a weekend in Kansas City the end of May, and on to Branson for another week!
April 28 will mark the 1st anniversary of when our "cancer journey" began with Rich's trip to the ER. What a year it has been! We continue to be warmed by the cards and notes and prayers of dear ones. God has certainly shown His love and grace upon us. We are humbled!