Apr 18, 2012 - 6:40 am
Went to the Onc yesterday and I am going to have Bendamustine. No Rituxan with it because of my bad allergic reaction last time. So next I have a couple of tests to get through and then if they come out okay we will proceed. Oh boy.
So for those that have had Bendamustine- details please?! I have read about it and it sounds cumulative of course with each month getting more interesting. Keeping in mind that we are all individuals and our experiences differ, just wondering what it was like for you. My onc said it's a monthly tx - two consecutive days each month for 6 months. He also said it is usually well tolerated, no hair loss and there is usually a week of not feeling well out of the month.
He believes that in addition to shrinking my swollen nodes the tx can help with my rib pain and my intestinal problem- feels they are related to the NHL. Does think the NHL has moved into the small intestine from the stomach.
Thanks for listening (always). Prayers and lots of hugs to all of you!!