Unexpected side effect of Rituxan treatment

    • Anonymous
      October 15, 2007 at 8:47 pm

      Here is an unexpected very rare side effect of Rituxan treatment the drug company prefers not to talk about. As you know, Rituxan is a humanized mouse antibody. Usually it is well tolerated. But to my big surprise at the end of my five hour infusion today… well see for yourself

      I also developed a craving for cheese especially for Jarlsberg and a fear of cats. All of the side effects should disappear by the end of the treatment except the preference for cheese but that’s okay with me.


    • Anonymous
      October 15, 2007 at 8:51 pm

      You crack me up ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Anonymous
      October 15, 2007 at 9:56 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜€ [SIZE=7][COLOR=blue]LOL ! ๐Ÿ˜€ [/COLOR][/SIZE]

    • Anonymous
      October 16, 2007 at 10:29 am

      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]LOVE IT NORB!!!!!:D [SIZE=2] You are driving Carol crazy already aren’t you?!;) Did you stock up on crackers and wine to go along with your cheeze?:D [/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=1][COLOR=#ff0000]Word of CAUTION: Watch For Traps!!!!![/COLOR][/SIZE]

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2007 at 7:57 am

      Great sense of humor Norb ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2007 at 11:31 am


    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2007 at 11:39 am

      you’re too cute !

    • October 17, 2007 at 11:47 am

      Norb, you are the cutest mouse I have ever seen, I am glad you are getting your treatment! Your humor speaks loudly at your new found hope! Continued happiness and improvement you mousketeer. Hey, maybe you could start a musketeer club for seniors since all the past musketeers are either in rehab or has beens!
      Dawn Kevies mom

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2007 at 6:13 pm

      Dearest Norbert! – If you ever should run out of JARLSBERG-OST, please tell me so I can send you some; it’s made in NORWAY, you know. (BTW it must be frightfully expensive in the States, with the dollar in the state – please observe the pun – it’s in these days!)

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2007 at 11:23 pm

      Now you guys make [U]me[/U] laugh with you responses. Thank you.

      Allaug, thanks for your offer. Yes, imported cheeses tend to be very expensive here. However, we found a good source for Jarlsberg. We pay about $10 for a huge chunk of it, maybe a pound or more. But you shouldn’t have mentioned it. Now I feel like running out to get a new supply if it wasn’t so late already and I could drive.:D

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2007 at 1:28 am

      Just curious Norb, What kind of crackers and wine go with that cheese you like soo well?:)

      Good thing you have a stache and a beard Norb.
      I must agree with Dawn, You look Adorable in those ears!!:D

      Now you got me to thinking, I know I have a mouse nose somewhere-where did it get to….

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2007 at 11:04 am

      I put Jarlsberg on WASA crackers, RYKRISP or RYVITA crisp bread. Often I snack on it without anything else:eek: Wine: cabernet or chardoney either one.

      I have a hard time keeping the whiskers under control. Carol threatened this morning that she will get out the scissors.

      Cute: ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      Oh, what did I start? Instead of calling me “honey” this morning Carol called me “mein kleines Mรคuschen” (German for my little mouse).

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2007 at 3:07 pm


      To aid in your recovery I have purchased this for you:


    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2007 at 3:53 pm

      [SIZE=3][COLOR=#ff0000]There ya go Norb, Jer got you a rehab device. Just put a cheese ball in it for inspiration!:D [/COLOR][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][COLOR=#ff0000]Nice One Jer![/COLOR][/SIZE]

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2007 at 4:10 pm

      Hey Norb, Guess we kinda live close—Me on the South Dakota, Neb border. I can not find a Neuro to treat my numb leg, no ankles and feet hurt like heck, plus always tired. It is CIDP> dx after the big slit in my leg and nerve puled out>ouch!!
      I have tried 3 Neuro’s since my first one who DX me after all the tests. He is not around anymore. I am in limbo. Any advise…..maybe I should go back to Pa. and Maryland area and barge in with relatives to find a qualified one. Im still kicking Regina

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2007 at 4:14 pm

      PS My Hubby of 43 years had some moles removed from his face and is now growing a winter beard. The grandkids will FREAK> Happy leaves and snow. R

    • Anonymous
      October 20, 2007 at 8:20 pm

      Regina, sorry you having problems finding a neurologist. Here’s my suggestion. Sioux Falls is not very far away from you. It appears that they have an excellent medical center associated with the University. It is called Sanford USD Medical Center. They have neurologists there. Here’s the number you could call to find out: (605) 333-1000 .
      You could also go online and search for a doctor putting in the specialty you’re looking for. Here’s the website for that:

      I have done something similar here in Colorado. I live about 50 miles from Denver. Two years ago I found an excellent neurologist at the University Hospital specializing in neuropathy. I also received IVIG treatment at that same hospital for almost 2 years. Now I switched to an oncologist because of my new diagnoses here in Fort Collins but I’m still seeing the neurologist in Denver also.

      Good luck

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2007 at 4:21 pm


      That was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have such a good sense of humor…
      Jerimy’s treadmill was adorable, but you seem tall, can you crunch into

      Save that picture…it would be funny to send it to the parmaceutical
      company…just a thought…

      Sorry, I missed it earlier…

      Miami Girl

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2007 at 5:19 pm

      I am going to use Jerimy’s gadget as a prototype and have my SIL built a bigger one for my size ๐Ÿ˜€

      I am not sure the drug company would appreciate the picture. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2007 at 8:54 am

      You could be their spokesmouse, Norb!:D just be grateful its not a labrat!;)

      Hugs to Carol and Sydney!:)

    • Anonymous
      November 2, 2007 at 4:46 pm

      Or be thankful it didn’t turn out like this either’

    • Anonymous
      November 3, 2007 at 11:12 am

      Yuk, that’s an ugly one, Dustdemon

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2007 at 2:57 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜€ I really like the little mouse ๐Ÿ˜€

      I had forgotten how much fun you are.


    • Anonymous
      November 9, 2007 at 6:26 pm

      [QUOTE=Ninus]:D I really like the little mouse ๐Ÿ˜€
      I had forgotten how much fun you are.

      Nina, it’s the “On the Lighter Side” that does it to me.

      Anyway, the ears fell off after my fourth and last treatment Monday. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ No more exercising in Jer’s wheel. Now I have to go back to the boring bike.