Thursday, March 30, 2006

Single-Digit Midget!

With just 9 weeks left on my year of immunotherapy, Jim has taken to calling me his "single-digit midget." That is just fine with me! I am ready to be done with treatment and to keep moving on!

Does anybody else watch "HOUSE"? It is one of our favorite TV programs and this week Dr. House said "Give him INTERFERON!" ... and then they show the bag and it says "20 MIU (million units)".

No kidding, at the same time Jim and I said "20 MIU??? That is nothing!!" and then I told the TV (even though I know that nobody can here me) ... "Try 40 million a day for 4 weeks and then come and talk to me!"

Speaking of Inteferon: My latest side effect: The RASH continues ... but as my Uncle Kevin says "It's better to ITCH than to B*TCH" and he is right. Benadryl, Oatmeal Baths and Sarda lotion have become my new friends. The combination makes the "itchyness" tolerable.

Today is my last day of Physical therapy!!!! Yeah! My knee has fully healed, I am not having pain or swelling and it is time for me to move on! They are going to give me a list of exercises to keep doing to help continue to strengthen my quads. Just in time for the wonderful weather that is headed our way this weekend and the Cherry Blossom 5K on Sunday!

That's enough of an update for now! Keep Living STRONG Everybody!


TriFeist said...

Woohoo!!! Good news all around.

XF-15DCC said...

Oatmeal Baths ! That is what I wanted to add.

9 weeks left? That means your closer to starting your Kitten search.

Glad to hear the good news!

"Cheering from the beer stand!"


surferchickHG said...

ahh so maybe yelling at the TV is genetic...really, it would explain alot.

LOVE YA SIS! i still have to get back to you about MAY, i'll find out tonight for sure.

nancytoby said...

Yay Holly! I was just going to email you and ask how long to go, but you answered my question!


Cliff said...

Good job Holly :).

Enjoy the Cherry Blossom 5 km.

'Zilla said...

Oh, I'm soooo happy for you! Great news. :)

kerihadley said...

while watching HOUSE, i thought the same thing.... whatever, just check out my girl Holly. see you sat.