Today, I was back in Columbus for week 2, and the first full 1000 mg infusions of obinutuzumab. They only gave me 2 of the 5 "pre-medications" because I tolerated the drug so well the first week. The only side effect was the benadryl made me drowsy.
My counts were (before today's infusion):
White Blood Count 14 down from 92 last Tues (normal high 11)
Red Blood Count 3.31 down from 3.39 last Tues, but up from Wed (normal low 3.8)
Hemoglobin 9.8, slightly up from 9.7 last Tues, but up from Wed (normal low 11.7)
Platelets 165, down from 179 last Tues but up from last Wed (normal low 150)
Absolute Lymphocytes 10.92, down from 82.80 last Tues.
My liver continues to work overtime to get all these toxins out of my system, and while still high, the counts are way better than last week. It's harder than I thought it would be to stay hydrated.
My lymph nodes also continue to recede nicely. Needless to say, everyone is pretty happy so far, including Dr. Byrd who stopped by briefly.
Last week, I felt really good the first couple of days I was home, but was quite fatigued over the weekend. I'm hoping that it doesn't hit me that hard again.
Speaking of potentially tiring situations, I made it out today in record time only to find out my flight was cancelled, so I'm on a 5:40 am flight tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to waking up at 4.
That's all for now. Looks like these posts may get a little boring if they are filled with mostly good news, but in the hopes it helps someone, I'll keep posting.
And as always, let me know if you have any questions.