First Rituxamab on Thursday and anxious

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grannymollie
grannymollie Member Posts: 7
edited 10. Feb 2011, 12:22 in Living with Arthritis archive
Having failed on everything to date, including Humiera and Embrel, I go into hospital on Thursday for my first Rituximab infusion.

As the time approaches I find I'm getting quite anxious, facing the unknown I suppose. I've read of others on here having Rituximab - did it work, if so for how long?

Do hope someone can help reassure me!

Thanks
Mollie

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  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi Mollie,

    I can't help you with the having it but just wanted to say that's its not surprising you are feeling anxious flower. I really hope it goes well and we are good at pocket duties if you would like that?

    Fingers crossed its a good infusion and will work for you. Cris x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I can't help either, sorry. I am on my third and final anti TNF and I (pointlessly) wish the results were better - they are not the drugs everyone promises, not by a long shot. If you find one that works then one is indeed very lucky. I wish you well, don't raise your hopes too high and let us know how you get on, please. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mollie,
    Of course you are getting anxious, who wouldn’t be.
    Hopefully someone will be on the forum later who will be able to reassure you.
    Try and keep yourself busy until Thursday and if you need us for pockets duties just shout.
    Fingers crossed for you,
    Lv, Ix
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Mollie

    I just want to wish you "good luck" for Thursday and to say I will be thinking of you. Rituximab is potentially my next option (having previously been allergic to Infliximab and Humira) so I will be interested to hear how it goes. I really do hope it helps you.

    Love Tilly xxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Just wanted to wish you well Mollie.. It is something that I am nowhere near familiar with so can't advise..

    Be wll, let us know how it goes..

    :grin:
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Just popping in to wish you well for tomorrow, I am sure it will all be fine. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mollie
    The unknown is always scary...but I am sure once you are there, and things are under way....then you will be less scared.
    I wish I could help with more advice...hopefully someone will be along soon with some.
    Please let us know how you get on,and I really do wish you well.
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • grannymollie
    grannymollie Member Posts: 7
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you so much to everyone who replied to my pathetic cry for help!

    It will help so much knowing there are so many careing people out here, each suffering their own problems, but with time to help someone else.

    I'm still very anxious and have not slept well for ages, as I have a very sick daughter to worry about, which increases my anxiety.

    I'll be up early tomorrow, need to be on my way by 7.30 to make the 8.30 appointment (Bristol comuter traffic). Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who says he's staying with me - and it could be a long day!

    I'll let you know how things go - bless you all for your best wishes
    Mollie
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mollie
    If you hear noises coming from under the bed, it will be us lot, dont worry we bring our own food....and we are well behaved
    Good luck
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi mollie
    Just wishing you luck for your appointment tomorrow
    Will be thinking of you
    Take care
    Juliepf x
  • chris7
    chris7 Bots Posts: 2,696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mollie

    Sorry no advise from me, but just wanted to call in and hope it all goes well for you tomorrow. I'm sure it is a scary and worrying time, I leave some gentle hugs and best wishes. ((( )))
    Chris
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mollie,

    very late and probably missed you but wanted to leave you good lucks for tomorrow.. i am sure it will be fine and also so hope your daughter will soon feel better. Cris x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Right, the clock is approaching 8.30, hopefully you are there, safe and sound, and I hope it all goes well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • pottypam
    pottypam Member Posts: 27
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mollie,
    I hope today goes well for you and you ok. Then let me know lol, as I have my first Rituxamub on the 23rd of Feb, second 3 march , and guess you hoping this one works!!!!!
    All the very best ,x
    pottypam
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Mollie

    Just dropping in to say hope it went well for you today.

    Thinking of you.

    Love Tilly xxx

    PS good luck to you too PottyPam for your first infusion!