It has been a few days since I did a post. I needed the time to process information. You see, last Wednesday I went to the Dr.’s to get the results of the recent bone marrow test.
The Dr. told me there was good news and bad news. I gripped the arms of the chair. The bad news first: I still have lymphoma in my bones. While the percentage is low, it is still there. The good news is that it is so low that I do not require any more chemo. More bad news: I have to have infusions of the Rituxin over the next TWO YEARS! 😦
The reason for the two more years of treatment is to control what remains. Now I knew that there is no cure for SLL, but even so, I never anticipated more needles into my now hidden veins. This means the possibility of having to have a port, which is a device they insert into a vein similar to a catheter. Eee gads!
The nurses at the clinic expressed their concern to me because as time has passed, they are having a harder time finding a vein for the IV. This is due to the chemo. One thing they do mention, in case you go through this too, is that one needs to drink massive quantities of water to help the veins plump up so that they can get the needle into the vein.
Even so, I am still being positive about this, and if having more infusions controls SLL, then let’s do it! There is always a rainbow!
Hugs and be well!