Rituxan Infusion in the Books

Rituxan Infusion in the Books

I am half way through my Rituxan infusion.

Chilling out watching Ink Master. I was smart this morning. I kept my arms covered despite being slightly warm. I know, all too well, that my cold arms do not help when trying to start an IV. I overheat so easily so there is usually a fan blowing right next to me. I might not feel cold but my arms and hands are always cold to touch. I kept a sweatshirt on until my infusion nurse got here. I’m am so happy to say, first try and the iV line was successfully starting. It was the first time, in a long time, I wasn’t a pin cushion. It took a lot of the anxiety out of the day. The infusion itself is easy, providing no unforeseen complications. As of this moment, I am starting to feel the effects of the Benadryl. Another one in the books.

I am still having too many hiccups transferring to my wheelchair. In the words of Gabby Bernstein, “wouldn’t it be lovely…” if this infusion gave me the boost I need. Since I’m seeing both of my neurologist at the end of November, I might even discuss an round of steroids. I don’t know what else would possibly help. I’m just going off of my past. Problem is my past the steroids helped because I was coming through a relapse. I don’t have relapses like I once did. My symptoms just slowly worsen. These hiccups I’m having aren’t a slow worsening, they are a sudden weakness. I don’t know. Right now I’m going to be hopeful for the work of Rituxan’s premedication.

I still have a few weeks where I’m going to feel tired from the actual Rituxan. I have definitely cleared this week to be free. Next week I have so much happening I’ll need to be strong. Rituxan might still be playing a key role in how I feel, but I can’t do anything about changing the schedule. I have my colonoscopy. I have hair appointment and a covid test at the doctor’s office Monday. Tuesday visit with my sisters. Colonoscopy prep is all day Wednesday. Thursday colonoscopy and endoscopy. It is not going to be the easiest week to feel that Rituxan drag. Well I will deal with that next week. Let’s deal with tomorrow first. Happy Monday.

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