Hi. I didn't necessarily have a recurrence 1 year after total thyroidectomy and rai.. We think it just didn't kill it all the first time around.. so my scan was not clean and I repeated a higher dose of treatment 1 year later.
Are you having any trouble with your teeth?
They are sensitive. I have constant dry mouth
Seven months after my total thyroidectomy and RAI, my thyroglobulin wasn't as low as my endocrinologist would have liked. I don't think it was a recurrence per se. I think my thyroglobulin was still on its way down from my first round of RAI. But I had tall cell so I think my endo was being aggressive. He gave me a second dose of RAI seven months after my first dose. This was 16 years ago.
I definitely have a nodule or lymph node that just tested positive for PTC. They are recommending another surgery. Not sure about RAI.