Thyrogen Can Quite Literally Kiss My Ass
Dear Dead Thryoid,
Today I went to see our favorite endocrinologist, Dr. O’Connell, for our first Thyrogen shot EVER. You see, with a series of 2 shots (had one today and will have one Tuesday) I will not have to suffer any symptoms of hypothyrodism by coming off my hormone replacement. But boy, was I in for a BIG surprise.
After I had routine blood work done to check my TSH, the nurse called me in the a private room, just her and myself. Two bottles of some Thyrogen elixir she mixed, and then put it all in to a syringe. Then, she told me to bend over. WHAT? OMG, not in my ass! I really had no idea it would have to be administered in the derriere.
After debating which cheek to get it in I ultimately chose the right cheek, poor thing. I did not feel the needle going in, but, did I ever feel the BURN of the medication. It was from that point I just couldn’t hold the tears and my face became hot. At least now I know what to expect, tomorrow, but I’ll definitely take my time going to the doctor’s office.
One last injection tomorrow, then my tracer dose to see if there’s any cancer in me. Dr. C does not think this will be the case (and I hope he’s right) but we’ll see on Friday.
I’m scared, and that’s an understatement. If life were going to be fair for me from this point on I would choose not to have recurrence. I would choose to have that clean scan and no more treatment or surgery. I hope this will be the case. I’m keeping positive till then 🙂
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