Jan 11, 2013 - 12:46 pm
I haven't posted in over a year, but wanted to let everyone know that I'm still NED after Treanda/Rituxan treatments 30 months ago.
It took almost two years after treatment for the achy/stiff knees and ankles, that made me feel 90 when I'm 55, to finally subside. The SED rate in my blood-work was off the charts for two years and when I was finally feeling good, the SED Rate confirmed it as it was down within range - which is bearable.
what I learned...drink lots of water, sports drinks w/electrolyctes. get that fluid back in your body as quick as you can after chemo has completely dried up your insides. besides a 6-month fast track of Menapouse, the stiff/painful joints was my worst side-effect from my treatments.
Best treatment benefit: didn't loose my hair.