Two weeks ago, I had my first infusion of Rituxan. It took more than six hours. I had some nausea and general flu-like malaise for a few days afterwards, but luckily I didn't have any major side effects.
Those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter will know that I had my second Rituxan infusion yesterday. Since I didn't have any major reactions the first time, they were able to do this infusion a little bit more quickly. This time it only took four hours. But afterwards I still felt like a total zombie. Thank goodness my mom came over to help me with the kids until APL got home!
And now? We wait. It will be another couple of weeks until we can know whether the Rituxan will work. My goal is to have my other treatments work well enough to get off the prednisone completely, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If it does, I won't need another infusion for at least six months. If it doesn't....well, I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there.