+13 Rituxmab Infusion day!

Sept. 17, 2013 – +13

No blood work today, they are getting me ready for my day of Rituxmab Infusion that will begin at noon, this will kill off any rouge B cells missed with Chemo. If you want to read more about this treatment and side effects, help yourself, Google it, I did. But, since I’m about to go through it I try not to keep flogging an dead horse on the risks at this point. Why, no need to worry about something I can’t control, I just say jump on the horse and go for the ride. I made it this far, and I don’t plan on stopping.

So, my typical morning infusion now, a quick shower (doesn’t take long when you don’t have hair) and then a walk before I’m stuck in bed for 5+ hours.

Dr. F also came in to let me know they will be removing “Marvin” on the 20th, and that will be a nice freedom. We’ve become close over these weeks, but honestly he can be a pain in the neck. You can see him sticking out from the left side of my neck in this photo.
BALD ALERT!

9.17.13 Bald

9.17.13 Bald, indent on forehead is from wearing my Rebel Cap, my head get’s cold.

Since I don’t check out until the 24th, this will give me some time to get out and walk and build up my strength before I get on the plane on the 25th. Actually going to be happy to have it, the legs are very weak, and this will help some. If only the food were better, wouldn’t be as bad. But, with my restrictions, it’s probably the safest place to recover a little more, before hitting the real world. I do plan on trying to walk outside the gates and explore the neighborhood a little, but not too far.
VW
Just some mellow music to get me through the infusion.
A little Phillip Phillips

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joanne
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 13:59:50

    Love you Vicki!

    Reply

  2. Karen Baugh
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 17:41:24

    Hey sweet friend love your post. You sense or humor is awesome. You make me smile…I know you have tons of prayers going up for ya. Love ya girl friend. Your awesome just know that !

    Reply

  3. Roger
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 19:34:55

    Vicki:
    We hope your morning walk was relaxing and enjoyable. We hope the Rituxmab Infusion went well, and you are maintaining your strength for the much anticipated return to family and friends next week. Thank you for taking the time to update on a daily basis, and the tunes that we get to enjoy. Hopefully, you will not miss your friend “Marvin” come the next few day. Lots of hugs & love from Texas

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  4. Dixie Dunham
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 01:50:44

    I’m so excited that your numbers are so GOOD. They keep you busy it seems. Glad you’ll be able to go outside for a walk. Just to be outside, does a body good.
    I know you and Marvin have been very “attached” but don’t bring him home. Haha. Just stay friends with your buddies “M&M”. Nice you and Kristy can be there for Keith, for a few days. Will Kristy leave the same day you do?
    Well, just a few more days. I’m so proud of your courage and determination.
    Good music. Lots of love and hugs, Dixie

    Reply

  5. Erin
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 13:08:06

    We are all thinking about you at Ideal Image!! YOU LOOK GREAT! Chin up pretty lady!
    Love,
    Your Ideal Image Support Team!

    Reply

  6. Michael Ierodiaconos
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:25:35

    Your mission is close to completion!!!!!! wow, its amazing to see that your so close to the 25th,all the best to you for the next few days!!!!! Michael from the UK.

    Reply

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