Monday, July 15, 2019

July Update

Hello and happy April July!

April brought me to Florida to visit my in-laws and to the hospital for 2 rounds of Rituxan infusions.
I got to experience both warm, 70⁰F days and another historic Minnesota blizzard in the same week!

Both infusions went well, but soon after I found myself tending to a broken heart as our sweet pupper, Teddy passed away in May. 
We got 2 and a half years of #BonusTeddyTime after his aggressive cancer diagnosis, which was the greatest gift I could have ever asked for. As anyone who has loved a dog knows, it could have never been enough time. I miss him terribly. 

I had a check-in with my rheumatologist in June and have admittedly been a little on guard since. My CK levels came back elevated for the first time in five years and I have been feeling exhausted.

There is a slight chance that the slightly elevated CK could be from “normal” muscle inflammation from exercise, since I have been going to Pilates class 2-3 times a week, but I’m not sure if that is the case. 
We’ll recheck in a couple of weeks to see if it has improved. I don’t even want to think about the what ifs, but it’s hard not to.

I will update as I learn more, but no news is [generally] good news when it comes to this blog!
Next infusion isn’t until October, so here’s to a wonderful summer! 🌞