Thursday, July 12, 2007


OMG. I cannot begin to tell you how bad I am feeling since my treatment two days ago. I was so sick this morning that I called Sally and asked her to come home from work at noon.

I must have run to the bathroom from the nausea a dozen times...and I was shaking all over. Yesterday I could actually feel the drug running thru my veins from head to toe, and today it is making me very sore in my joints.

The tears kept streaming down my cheeks from the pain until I couldn't take it, so I called the doc around 3:30. He called back around 6 pm and said he is very concerned about my symptoms.

Dr. Rumore said it can be an allergic reaction (G-d forbid) or possibly I am coming down with something. Considering I have no immune system, he wants me to immediately stop the Imuran for a week and start on a Z pack. I called the pharmacy and they delivered the antibiotic this evening so I could start it immediately.

I can't believe that when I finally think I am taking a step forward, something gets in the way. Hopefully I can try and get a good rest tonight and find my health in a better place in the morning.

On a good note, I finally got up the nerve and sent in my application to pursue my doctorate degree in Metaphysics. Since yesterday would have been Dad's birthday, I felt it was the perfect day to go for it.

And today my brother shared that my nephew/godson is being "watched" by the Minnesota Twins baseball club!!! They showed up at one of his games last weekend, and then called his coach.

Let's keep the positive vibe going all the way around!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hot, Hot, Hot

Oy, am I tired. I have my next round of Rituxan in the morning...well, in 8 hours! But we just got back from the Vet Emergency Room. Our puppy tripped our older dog, and he tumbled down the stairs. There was blood all over, but thank God he only broke his nail. What a mess.

Guess that took my mind off everything for a while. A few of us took a walk to the beach this evening...just to relax. Considering it was in the 90s today, it was quite cool down by the water by 7 pm. It is wonderful to live only ten minutes away from the ocean. It is supposed to be even hotter tomorrow...figures I'll be laying in the infusion center having IV all day!

Yesterday we finally put Goldie in the pool. She is definitely a trooper! Not only did she absolutely love the water, but she rode on Jarrett's boogie board, as if she were surfing! What a sight!!!

Haven't been feeling too good lately. I will just be glad when the treatment is over, and I can enjoy the remainder of the summer.

Jarrett leaves for camp in a week...and Sally and I are looking forward to getting away. I must remain in a positive state of mind...and pray that the Rituxan does the trick!
Good night for now!