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Rituxan Maintenance

Jencarr
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Joined: Mar 2012

I just wanted people to know that I had my first Rituxan Maintenance treatment and all went well! I feel great! Don't fear it! Live on, all of us survivors!!

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allmost60
Posts: 3156
Joined: Jul 2010

Hi Jencarr,
Thats great to hear. I had Rituxan with my chemo protocol..(CVP-R) so when I started my 2 year R maint I didn't have any problems either. I'm usually a bit more tired for a few weeks after my infusion, but thats about it. I never experienced the "flu like" affects that some have talked about. My joints are achey all of the time since finishing chemo, so I don't know if Rituxan is the cause or not. February 14th, 2013 will my last R maint infusion, so I'm looking forward to seeing how I will feel afterwards when I'm completely done with all forms of drugs being put in me. I hope you continue to do well.
Best wishes...Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)

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jimwins
Posts: 1985
Joined: Aug 2011

That is great news and thanks for sharing! We always like
positive news :).

Hugs and positive thoughts,

Jim
DX: DLBL 4/2011, Chemo completed 10/2011, currently in remission. :)

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COBRA666
Posts: 2418
Joined: May 2010

Jencarr,
I remember getting my first R and the things that went thru my head. I still had Chemo memories. It was easy and felt so good not to feel sick. Just a little tired from the benedryl. John

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winthefight
Posts: 162
Joined: Dec 2007

Congrats to you Jen, and all of you on the Rituxin M plan. I have been on the maintenance plan for about 3 yrs now. I loveeeeeeee Rituxin! It is working well for me. Someone mentioned Rituxin may have contributed to their aches and pains. I too had this issue. Ordinarily, I am not a Yoga kind of girl. But, I was desperate to find a solution. I found a Yoga tape for aches and pains. I was amazed that when I did those stretches, my aches went away.

Jen, you have such a great view on treatments. Keep up the good work. We are pulling for you. We are also celebrating with you.

(((BIG HUGGSSSS and High Fives))).

NHL LDBC Staged 4b. 4 3/4 year survivor!!!!!!!

DadysGirl
Posts: 306
Joined: Aug 2011

Jenn glad your are doing well. Jim nice picture... Winthrfight you may remember me from the chat room, Dad is hacking sct at the moment... Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers... Have you heard from damama or llaguana? How are they doing?
Take care, hugs and hoping you and everyone else and my Dad will be cured... And have long healthy lives with loved ones...

DadysGirl
Posts: 306
Joined: Aug 2011

THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE DAD IS HAVING not HACKING... IT'S THE IPAD FINISHING THE WORDS... SORRY...

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