I have never posted before but was diagnosed with lupus just a year ago and MCGN secondary to SLE. My kidneys are working at around 19% down from 28% when first diagnosed. It is rather aggressive and I have been struggling to come to terms with this dramatic change in my life. We had so much planned but I'm sure most of you have been in this situation. After a year and a half on varying doses of Prednisilone and Cellcept (along with a plethora of other 'big guns' for managing BP etc) I have avoided dialysis and am just about to embark on Rituxumab infusions. Has anyone got any advice on how to prepare for this,is there anything I should be doing and not doing afterwards and will it be ok to be so far away from home/hospital within a week of the first treatment? Any and all hints, tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.