Sep 21, 2012 - 8:43 am
It's been quite awhile since I sent any updates. Like quite a few that have posted, I don't know what to say, or am reluctant to put it in words--or I don't know; just doesn't seem so bad, compared to what others are going through ----Just had my Rituxan Wednesday, 9/19; I'm currently on maintenance Rituxan, every 8 weeks, for 2 years, after Bendamustine/R ended in Dec. 2011.
I did not have complete remission, though I had major improvement. My last PET/CT, 4 months ago, still showed 1 small tumor area in my abdomen. (that was better than the previous scan). Next scan will be Oct. 1, with Oncologist app't. Oct.4.
I am blessed by the Lord to have had a pretty easy time of the chemo and rituxan---sometimes have trouble sleeping the night after R, due to Prednisone---appetite went crazy this week!!! I want to blame it on the Prednisone, but it could just as easily be eating my emotions!!! (been there, done that before)---
Anyway, overall I am doing well; feeling good, blessed in many ways with family, friends, church, support, etc---and everyone here on this board. I enjoy reading and gaining encouragement from all of you who are so supportive of each other--and share from your hearts your experiences and hopes for everyone.
Lots of luv to each---my thoughts and prayers are with/for you frequently--