I had a great surprise this morning when I checked in with my Dr. right before my scheduled Rituxan treatment session. If you recall, today would have been my 4th treatment out of 6 that they ordered to handle my Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia relapse symptoms. When the Dr. walked in he asked me when I wanted to come back and see him again. Of course my wife and I looked at him a little strange and said, “Next week I suppose…just like the last 4 weeks”. “Today is only number 4 of 6 so I still have 2 more to go after today”.
At this point the Dr. looked at US like we were the crazy ones and said, “Oh, no, sorry. I only want you to do 4 treatments in total. I would have only stretched to 6 if I was worried about anything and needed to keep that option open. But I’m worried not at all. We’ve accomplished what we needed to accomplish and you are back in REMISSION so you are done after today”.
I kind of spaced out after that, somewhat in disbelief over what I just heard. But I am incredibly thankful for this “gift”. My blood work is perfect. The enlarged nodes that were a problem have retreated and are again normal and I am in a really good place physically, and emotionally. I need to check back with him in a month but after that I suspect I will go back to semiannual blood level checks and all will again be well in the universe.
Also, today is my wife MG’s birthday. I can’t think of a better present than this news. So today, we celebrate a number of things.
It was pouring down rain when we left, so I decided not to run home from treatment today. But, I am getting ready to hop on the indoor trainer and do some riding to give this disease a few more kicks to the head. For good measure.
Thank you for everyone’s continued support throughout this little crunch. Your thoughts, emails, calls, and comments all mean very much to me and our family.
This is a good day… they are all good days.