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    I agree with you never really gave it much thought. If it had not been mentioned in a prior post it would never have crossed my mind. In my mind it is no different then my youngest sister needing glasses at a very young age and the rest of us didn't need them until we hit our late forties. Just luck of the draw.

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      Have to say of the four siblings in my family I was the only one with teeth problems. No cavities but teeth would break off eating a soft peanut butter sandwich . The breaks would be below the gum line resulting in root canals and crowns. Not sure if the radiation was the problem to the fact that I was the only one who was not living in a natural fluoride area when the adult tooth buds formed. I also has strange...

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        I agree with Barry it was an accepted practice at the time it was not done to cause harm to anyone. When I had my first scan done back in the 70's I joked with the nuclear medicine dr that I will get another recall in twenty years because this causes something. He said you never know. The Drs only can do what is available at the time for treatment and this was a standard treatment. I have never felt suing someon...

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          I was radiated at two months of age (aorox 11/22/49). It was done because I could not keep formula/breast milk down. My mother was a registered nurse who worked in the same hospital. It was a standard procedure at the time used to shrink the thymus gland so that I could swallow. I was given two doses the routine was three doses but I was able to keep liquid down after two. I have had many a thyroid scan done...

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            In 1949 when I was 2 months old I received ratiation treatment for an enlarged thymus gland.  I could not keep food down and they where worried about my losing weight.  My mother was an RN and she said it was standard procedure to treat the enlarged thymus gland with ratiation therapy at that time.  I was to get three doses and I actually only need two as after the second treatment i was able to keep f...

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