Finished Rituxan round # 4

November 9, 2007 at 5:56 pm

Hello Andrew, I hope you had a good trip to down-under. When you get back let us know how you’re coming with your treatment.

I finished the last of four weekly Rituxan treatment November 5, again with no side effects. The oncologist wants to repeat the treatment every six months over a period of two years. So the next time we’ll be in May 2008. He could not tell me how long it might take to see improvements with my neuropathy – if the Rituxan worked. I have an appointment with my neurologist on Monday and will ask her. She will do an exam and EMG to establish a new baseline.

My hands are as numb as ever. While Carol my wife was in Denver for a few days babysitting, I kept busy fiddling with our computer. I managed to mess up the monitor cable bending one of the pins and had to get a new one after she came back. I’m not sure she really understands why it is so difficult for me to stay away from things. Sometimes it’s just hard to be patient.