Monday, June 02, 2008

A Late Night

Wow! I cannot believe it is the beginning of June!

Everything is happening so quickly, and I don't really have time to think or react!

Five days have gone by since my Rituxan treatment, and in less than ten days I go back for the last one! This third round isn't as bad as the last two, but it still isn't fun.

I did rather well for the first few hours, but as soon as the nurse sped up the drip I knew it was going to be a problem! Thank goodness I was alert enough to realize the changes in my body, so she slowed it down until the treatment was complete.

Two benadryl's did absolutely NOTHING this time. I was so pumped up from the steroids that I actually didn't fall asleep until the next evening. What a horrible feeling to be wide awake for over 24 hours, and feel like crap. But when the steroid finally wore off, boy...did I crash!

There were several differences this time, from what I can remember. I actually had a horrible bout of the dry heaves after two days, but they passed rather quickly. I really haven't gotten the flu-like symptoms too bad either, just a mild fever on and off for two days.

I just can't sit still. I lowered my prednisone from 40 mg to 20 mg because I thought I was going to jump out of my skin. It's bad enough that I am swollen and irritable, but I don't want to get arrested for something out of my control!!!

We were actually invited to a housewarming party on Saturday in town, so I decided to go for a few hours...despite how I was feeling. And on Sunday morning we got out of the house early to run some errands.

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, so I am sure that has helped my quick comeback to life. I don't feel great, but I will take this over last week's experiences. It got so bad that I could barely walk. It was amazing how fast my health took a spiral turn.

I am so thankful for all of the wonderful letters and phone calls from all of you. You have no idea how much each one of them mean to me.

This evening I decided that I wouldn't go to bed without getting my new website "live" and running, (feel free to check it out: and that I would add a new blog update.

So, it is now 2:05 am and I have completed both tasks. Hooray for me!

Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. And with a positive attitude, there are no limits. NONE at all!

Today was a good day...not great...but good. And tomorrow will be even better!


Anonymous Andrea said...

That's great Bev! Being positive is sometimes tough but it leads to success and you're on them move!
Keep pushing and motivating!

8:03 PM  

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