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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Quick Update, 2nd Cytoxan Infusion 2012/02/01

I had my 2nd Cytoxan infusion on Friday.  It took all day.  So far, so good.  Only a little nausea.

My followup appointment with the neurologist was last Monday.  He was very happy with my
condition at present and so are we.  I still have all the symptoms, but they are less intense.  I am feeling as good right now as I have since this all began almost four years ago.

It has been almost two months since my last PLEX treatment.  By this time I am usually getting ready to request addition PLEX.  But with the added chemo, I am still going.  The chemo definitely makes a difference.

Why does chemo help.  Since MG is an autoimmune disease, my body is making antibodies that are attacking me.  The PLEX treatments pulls all the antibodies out of my system.  The medication I take all the time helps keep the antibodies down, but they are not enough.  The chemo is an additional (major) step in knocking my immune system down.  This is my third series of chemo treatments.  I was to expand the time between PLEX from three to five/six months.  I hope a longer time between PLEX treatments now.

Thanks for your prayers and support.  God hears and answers prayers and has been our rock and strength.


1 comment:

Debbie said...

That is a great update, Kerry! Glad to hear it. I hope you continue to improve and improve.