Thursday, June 10, 2010

Radium

When McMum was a baby she had a little birthmark in the middle of her forehead. She lived in America at the time and was taken to the Mayo Clinic, who burned it off using radium.
She met a doctor this week who was an expert in radioactivity and medicine, and asked him if this could have been the cause of the thyroid cancer that necessitated the removal of her thyroid gland about 20 years ago, and her subsequent dependency on medication ever since.
'Absolutely definitely', said the doctor.

1 comment:

frayedattheedge said...

Only 'absolutely definitely' ..... he should have said what he meant and not sat on the fence!! Seriously, though, how sad for your Mum that something in her childhood had such serious consequences.