Janina is doing better. I think the shock is still there, but she was a lot more "with it" tonight. Honestly, I don't blame her as far as that's concerned. This crap sucks; plain and simple. She had to watch all three of us go through it, and now it's her turn. Taking care of us took so much out of her, and now she has to finally take care of herself. What a toll that has to take...I just hope I succeed in doing everything I can to support her and help her. She's my second mother; I wouldn't be who I am without her. I owe her my life.
So, in about four weeks Mom will be going through her first (and it better be her only) radioactive iodine treatment. Luckily, she won't have to stop her medication, but she will have to go through the low-iodine diet in two weeks. Janina's treatment will be in about less than 6 weeks, her low-iodine diet will be in about four. I feel bad that I complained so much about it when I went through it; now they both are dreading it! If you don't know what the low-iodine diet is, click here to read more about it. Trust me, you will wonder how I did it not once but twice! I actually cannot wait to make them meals and goodies. :)
Mom has her endocrinologist appointment on Monday, so we'll see what should be going on in the next month. The worst is over. That's all that matters right now.