Wow, we have been home for 4 days and the improvements have been mind blowing. Ronnie walked to his sister's today with walking sticks, mask and no brace. He has been doing a few exercises as well; riding his stationary bike for 6-7 min, calf raises and planks. Slow and steady wins the race. He is completely bald and he lost 21 lbs while in Mexico. But I am happy to announce he has gained 4-5 back already (and I haven't even made him his pizza yet he was craving).
He has an appointment set up with his neurologist on July 21st and is waiting on an appointment for an MRI in 3 months. Joint effort is setting up his Rituxan infusions. Dr. Foley will see him every two months before the infusions to keep a close eye on his blood counts.
We are both really living in this surreal world. Is this really happening? Did we just spend a whole month in Mexico? We have been told you are on a roller coaster ride for the first year, so is it going to happen and when will it happen? Patience is a virtue, we will face what ever is thrown our way and get through it together. C'est la vie!
He was pretty happy today to call the drug company and tell them they can have all the drugs and equipment back, he wont be needing them any more. He was feeling a little smug! ha ha and it felt great he said.
Ill try and update once a month now unless the roller coaster comes along and he forcefully has to jump on. We will be trying to live La vida loca.
In the airport waiting to board.
Joking around with his Mothers wig
Out for a walk without his brace.
Dr. Ruiz, is the 2011 alumnus of the year from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He was also awarded the Distinguished Student. This appointment is the highest recognition awarded by the Mayo Clinic.
Since the foundation of the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni award, only 85 Doctors out of the worlds 10,000 alumni have received it.
We are looking forward to meeting this amazing Doctor!