Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Almost Ready for the Next Rituximab

Mmm. Chili for supper. 

Since tomorrow is a rituximab infusion day, today was spent doing a few things to prepare. It's nice to have a general idea of what to expect after these infusions. Previously, although I trusted my doctor and staff, I just really didn't know how to plan the days and weeks afterwards.

Now I can guess how things will go -- I'll come home sleepy. Probably with a weirdo taste in my mouth but otherwise OK. I'll pour myself into bed around suppertime and sleep for about two days.


Even with 60 mg of prednisone on board. I find that really interesting.

I will wake up on the third day and will slowly gather my wits and energy....

At least that's how I'm predicting things will go. So I've got fresh sheets on the bed, a few day's worth of meals made ahead, the house tidied up (Um, well, at least tidier than it WAS) and a zillion really old stupid movies recorded.

I think I'm set. I'll keep y'all posted.


Amy Junod said...

Wishing you wellness and peace! (And sweet dreams while you slumber!)

Anita Rowe Stafford said...

Sending good vibes your way! Take care!

annie said...

Hoping the mousies will work quickly for you so you can recoup fast and well.

Shara from Seattle said...

Good luck!

Unknown said...

Julia - how long will you be on this treatment schedule? Do they re-evaluate at some point? I know this sounds crazy but I am so envious! :) I just feel this is THE treatment for Sjoggies and I am praying more is discovered and shared about it so more docs will use it. I was glad to get an opthamologist recently who prescribed Restasis - well actually asked me what I wanted to do. I asked if it would help prevent further damage to the eye and he indicated it would...made sense to me...now, can I drink the stuff too? :)Speedy recovery to you! I will be excited to hear how good you feel in a couple of weeks!!

Kelly said...

Mouse Music for you:


Sending well wishes your way for the ordeal ahead.

Miki said...

I am thinking good thoughts for you and peaceful rest!