It is scary that technology used to rummage through Chernobyl is also used to measure how radioactive thyroid cancer patients become during our treatment. I have twice gone through Radioactive Iodine 131 treatment. The second time around I had a boyfriend who worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as an astrophysicist. He stole a Geiger counter from work to measure how many rads I was throwing off. He turned off the sound so I wouldn’t be upset by the auditory reminder that I was a walking wasteland.
I have become friends with Leela on myplanet – a social networking site for young adult cancer survivors. The sound on her video blew me away and I wanted to share it with you.
Have you ever wanted to protect yourself from too much information? Have you asked people to not share with you test results, or numbers that might blow your mind?