Aug 18, 2013 - 5:54 pm
My second round of R-DHAC should start tomorrow. If the doctor is happy with my progress, I'll receive Rituxin tomorrow as an outpatient then go into Area 51 (Roswell Park) from Tuesday through Thursday for the rest of the fun. My white count has rebounded nicely...almost to 5.0. My platelets have rebounded as well to almost 116k. My hemoglobin has been just hovering between 8.2-8.4. My biggest concern is my LDH. It was over 2600 on 6/30 and is now sitting at 960 (as of Saturday). It was as low as 550 the week before. Not sure if that's normal. Also my spleen is still giving me some dull pain.
I'm sure I'll get the doctor's opinion tomorrow but, as all of you can attest, today is a bit stressful. Will I hear "All is going to plan, don't worry, let's start your second round" or will I hear "We're not really happy with X, Y, Z"? I've had a lot of good news lately. I've been feeling better in general. I've been walking 2 miles a day. It's just that pre-doctor visit stress that we probably all feel. The fact I've heard "It isn't working" after two rounds of R-CHOP probably has me a bit jaded.
I knew this would be physically challenging but I am now realizing how mentally challenging this is. I thank God every day for my support folks (people here, family, friends, etc).
Well, that's all for now. I'm sure I'll have some update for everyone tomorrow!