Last week after Gary's methotrexate shot, he slept in a little, complained here and there about his tummy hurting. Yesterday was his shot day again. He slept till noon today. He has been saying my tummy hurts. I always thought we were so lucky because he didn't really show any signs of the side of effects, till now. Nothing serious. I thought last week it was just a coincidence but happen again this Thursday. Thursday will have to be our new down day.
We heard from the doctors regarding the cytoxan treatments. The question of whether or not we were going to do another cycle all depended on Gary and how he was doing. His levels were good. He looks pretty great as far as skin. He does have a few bleeding scabbed up cuticles on a few fingers. In my Dr. Mom opinion, I do think it is a good idea to not run another cytoxan treatment (no it has nothing to do the HELLisptal). I do think the JDM is slightly smoldering. Very low. Very quiet. That does concern me that over the next couple months without the cytoxan, we will just have another repeat of mild symptoms coming on gradually. Like the small dots on the insides of his hands and all over his face. Gradual weakness returning but not blaring, just enough to make me worry. BUT we can't know until we try coming off the cytoxan.
Gary and I are on our way (sunblocked, hat, and sunglasses) to celebrate Earth Day and pull some weeds in our community. Have a wonderful day.