Ronnie started his physio yesterday and will be going twice a week for the next 8 weeks.
He's feeling really good, still has his days when he tires easily, he has had a lot of muscle loss on the right side of his body. His right hip,quad and hamstring need a lot of strengthening. You can see the muscle coming back in his calf, which is very encouraging.
We met his Hematologist last Tuesday and the Dr .was impressed with his blood counts. I have been trying very hard to fill him up with lots of red meat,beans, well cooked vegies, smoothies with bananas,oranges,hemp seeds, flax seeds and protein powder. It seems to be helping. They say you are what you eat. The Dr. has also added him to the HSCT transplant registry, so if any problems arise, he now has a number of Dr's to contact.
His rituximab has been set up by joint effort in St Catharines starting on July18th. He will see the Dr.before each infusion as well.
Slow and steady wins the race, fortunately Ronnie has the luxury of taking it easy as we have no little ones to look after and he is retired so no need to rush any where each day.
Our enjoyment is grabbing a coffee and a tea and going to sit by the water other wise known as the Chippawa Creek. There's something so therapeutic about sitting near water. We were sitting in the sun today and I went to get Ronnie an umbrella and two very nice gentlemen invited us to sit with them in the shade. We had a wonderful morning and met two very nice guys.
If the simple things in life don't put a smile on your face then you will never be truly happy!
1 comment - Day +59
Barry and Karen Heard - August 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm
Just read all your updates and have to say it's one incredible journey you've been on.
Great to see and hear things are going so well.
We will be watching for further updates.
Take care and keep up the good fight
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!
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