Thursday, September 10, 2015

I'm entering a new phase in my treatment

It's Thursday morning at 10:30 and I'm sitting in a not so comfortable 'recliner', it has one setting, with pre-meds dripping into my port, the Rituxin has not even been started. I knew Dr. Rao was being overly optomistic when she told me in July that it would only take a few hours to complete. She did assure me there would be no ill effects so I put my big girl panties on and drove myself.

Bruce was very willing to come but I know he has lots to do gearing up for harvest and sitting in a rather uncomfortable chair for several hours, watching me sleep, would be rather stressful to him. I told him I can always call to come get me if I'm not fit to drive. And with our new phone, I can be assured of reaching him.

People continue to ask me how I feel and my standard reply is that I feel as though I've never had anything wrong with me.

A few hours later....

...the Benedryl did it's job and I slept most of the time, the nurses fed me dinner and at 1:30 I was ready to go, feeling great, quite refreshed I might add. I called Bruce to tell him everything was fine and I'd be home after running errands.

I found out I only have to go to Storm Lake once this treatment period and that will be next week. Dr. Rao will be in Cherokee the last two weeks and then I will be free for 6 months. It's a very small price to pay for good health, I'm feeling so blessed!

Thanks for all the good wishes and continued prayers, they are greatly appreciated.


  1. Wonderful! So glad to hear things are still going well! Love you!

  2. Wonderful! So glad to hear things are still going well! Love you!

  3. Yay! So happy to hear things are soon done for another 6 months! You are a trooper!