Maintenance Treatment #1 is DONE! It took a little longer than we thought it would, but it's all good. It did my heart good to see all the nurses again! THEY ROCK!
Sissy was with me today too. I think I had to pee 6 times so that's a LOT of getting up and down for her to unplug my IV stand...but she just did it without even thinking about it.
It's a little overwhelming to think that I have to do these treatments for 2 years, every 2 months. Actually, make that VERY OVERWHELMING. Ugh. I had no idea that this was going to happen....I don't remember this being something that my mom did....but if that's what I gotta do, that's what I'll do.
I was thinking about it last night and remembered something that helped me when I was doing stairs at work. It was easier to do 15 flights of stairs if I counted DOWN vs. UP. That way when I was close to reaching the top, I was saying to myself 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1!!! It motivated me. ESPECIALLY when I would say ONE!! So now that I'm doing these maintenance treatments, I think I will just focus on ONE at a time. Just ONE. That's it. I just need to get thru ONE. And then I'll be ONE closer to the finish line. Ok. Cool. THAT I can wrap my head around!
Thank you, Denise and Devinder and Chris for taking super fantastic care of me today....
That's a BIG bag of Rituxan! It took 3 hours to administer. BUH BYE LYMPHOMA!
Me explaining my "ONE" concept to Denise....
Always forward, never back,