Also, I never came back to update after my actual scan was done. I got the call from my endo on Wednesday, the scans looked great. They showed minimal uptake in the areas you'd expect (stomach, salivary glands, nasal passages) but nothing in the neck, or the lymph nodes, or in a random other place that could be scary. They also did a specific uptake scan to measure how much RAI was absorbed by the area around where my thyroid number was, and the number was negligible enough to read as zero. So that means we were successful in killing my thyroid dead to give the cancer no place to grow back in - and that as of one year later I remain cancer free. Woot.