Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Went for my 8th (of 12)  infusion last Thursday. Again, it went well. This time because I haven't had a reaction the last few times, I declined the pre-meds. Afterwards I was just a bit tired, but all was good.
This time was the first time that I took the bus and GO train door to door. Since the bus stop is right outside my door I decided to try it to save a bit of dough. Using the bus and the GO was the best thing ever. Save some money and most importantly, time. No traffic. It's the way to go. They still can't seem to shorten the time from when I check in till I get my infusion seat. No matter what time I show up (this time, I was 2hrs early) I have to wait about 2-2.5 hrs. Oh well. I'm not doing much anyway. Starting to pack on the pounds. Trying to eat well and you can now tell. Have a appointment with my GI next month and will see if everything is going well. Energy is still a bit low but generally feeling good.

Blog soon,


pulling in to union station

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sorry I haven't posted much, but not much to say. Really sick over the holidays. Turns out Christmas day was really bad. Colleen made an appointment for me and they threw a bunch of meds my way. Felling better. Think it was just the flu, but things like that hit me really hard. I got the flu shot but still hit me bad. Things are going well otherwise. Had another IVIG infusion on Thursday. Like I said before they have decided to give it to me for one year. I've finished six and have six more to go. Had a visit with my oncologist on Wed. Again, things are going well. Like usual, my levels aren't the best but they are maintaining minor losses and gains. The true test will come when I finish the IVIG. They hope that the virus' I've developed in the past are gone and not being kept at bay because if the infusions. They need to finish the cycle. Once that's done and I don't develop any virus' again they can then tackle the lymphoma.
They know why I'm so tired and weak sometimes. Seems my red blood cells are less abundant and getting smaller as well. I've been given iron to help bring these levels up. If it's not successful, I will have to get iron infusions too.

Blog soon, (promise)


my only room mate for my infusion....