I’m still free - and when the rain stops I can go outside for 15 minutes and get some fresh air.
Hemoglobin = 101
Leukocytes = 5,98🙏💪💪💪
Platelets = 144
Dr N came in this morning - they are waiting for blood results to see if all is okay for last dose of chemo tomorrow. Rituximab is a +-5 hour infusion that destroys both normal and malignant B cells that have CD20 on their surfaces. Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody against the protein CD20 that is primarily found on the surface of immune system B cells. When it binds to this protein it triggers cell death..... so any rogue B cells that survived the treatment thus far will be destroyed 💣
I have developed a bad rash to my neck and face so they are administering medication - they call it a “hot” injection. Massive syringe (thank goodness it’s being administered through the neck catheter and not my arm!!).