Dr. Cole said that he agreed with Dr. Shah that we did not need to do treatment at this point. He said that as I don’t have the bad symptoms that I mentioned in my last post, we shouldn’t do treatments. I shared with him how that seemed almost like waiting until I had 3rd degree sunburn to put on sun block. He laughed and said that they would be monitoring me closely by doing blood work every 6-8 weeks and he assured me that we wouldn’t let it get that bad. He said that treatments would actually be like putting on sun block before going outside, but that the sun block had acid in it. They are that debilitating. He did not want to put me through that unless it was absolutely necessary. I can fully appreciate that!
We then talked about how I keep getting sick & how it is causing me problems at work. He has scheduled me for an intravenous Immunoglobulin G (IgG) infusion a week from today. It will take 6 hours to do. I’m planning on taking stitching & my Kindle to entertain myself. Hopefully I get lots of good stitching in. If it’s not possible because of the IV, I’ll for sure get lots of good reading in. I’m OK with either. We will then do another IgG infusion 4 weeks after the 1st one. Dr. Cole will order blood work to see how I am doing and if we need to do more. I am praying that the infusions do what Dr. Cole thinks they will & that I’ll feel better soon. I’m sick & tired of feeling sick & tired.
So, we are in a hurry up & wait mode to see how I am doing before any treatments are done. Hmmmm….. I’ve never been the most patient person there ever was. Think God is trying to teach me something? I’m thinking the answer is yes and I better pay attention & see what that is…patience?...faith?...something else? Guess I’d better buckle up & hang on for the ride. Knowing that God is behind the wheel makes that a WHOLE lot easier.