The treatment called Rituxan is usually given to athritis patients, but it has shown great results in some chronic ITP patients. The treatment is given once a week by IV for 4 weeks. I responded really well (like suprisingly fast, the nurse was amazed!) to the first infusion and went through the treatment with platlets above normal for a few weeks. By week 3, my platlets dropped again even on the treatment. The doctor thinks it is too early to say if the treatment worked or not- it could take up to 3 months to see lasting results. So now we wait and see. Unlike with the prednisone, I feel great. The side effects, mostly from the steroids that they infused to lower the risk of allergic reactions, were short term. I sleep well and have more energy.
|During my last Rituxan infusion- Smiley got upgraded to a window seat|
A sign that I've been doing better is that I actually scrapbooked! I should make more time for it as it is very therapeutic, espcially when scapping with my amazing scrappy friends. I made a few layout using the new Zoe collection. I love the colors of this collection and all the coordinating elements are so fun. So cheery!
That's it for now. I have a few more layouts that I want to share with you- stay tuned!
I still have some idea books in stock if anyone wants one, let me know. I am also looking for a few more people to participate in my hostess club- Get 45$ in free stuff, a half price item and all you have to do is to make a 25$ CTMH order suring 9 of the next 10 months. For more details or to participate, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have an awesome day!