IMPORTANT DATES

Nov 1 – 2
Total Thyroidectomy and neck dissection at Legacy Emanuel Hospital (503) 413-2200. Scheduled 7:30AM PST. Ashley is hoping to be discharged on Nov 2.

Nov 2 – 13, 2011
Ashley will be at home recovering. She appreciates your well wishes and visits, if possible. Meal assistance for her family is appreciated during this time.

Nov 18, 2011
Nasal reconstruction out-patient surgery at Oregon Health and Science University (503) 494-5678.  check-in 6:00AM. (surgery lasts 3-4 hours).

Nov 18 – Dec 10, 2011
Ashley will be at home recovering. She appreciates your well wishes and visits, if possible. Meal assistance for her family is appreciated during this time.

Nov 28
Ashley will go off medication and start a low-iodine diet.

Dec 5 – 30, 2011
Ashley will be in a hypothyroid state (very ill), in preparation for radioactive iodine treatment. Meal assistance for her family is appreciated during this time, but Ashley herself will require a special diet.  Ashley would also greatly appreciate visitors during this time.

Dec 11
Ashley will be at the hospital for a blood draw. She may need someone to watch the kids and/or drive her to the hospital, because she may be too sick to drive herself.

Dec 12
Ashley is scheduled for a tracer dose of radioactive iodine at Providence St. Vincents hospital – Nuclear Medicine at 9:15 AM for her full body scan the next day.

Dec 13, 2011
Ashley has her whole body scan (WBS) at Providence St. Vincents at 9:30am, then receives radioactive iodine. She will be admitted to the hospital for 2 days (more if possible).   She will still be on the low-iodine diet for a few days after the radiation, and it will take several weeks for the thyroid medication to build back up in her system. She will be quarantined away from her family for one week and then continuing to have “limited contact” with her children for a second week.  Meal assistance for her family and playdates during the school holiday break are especially appreciated during this time.

Dec. 8, 2012

Baby Link Due!

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