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1 day ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@jakedduck1 I did only eat one!! It was the I that @fiesty76 threw to me! You know I only eat one cookie!

1 day ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@fiesty76 I caught it! Tastes good, too. Now, why are you making cookies? If I made some, I’d eat all of them and then my walking would be for nothing!

2 days ago · Thinking about Death in Aging Well

Had to laugh @lolaemma ! As a long time army wife and army brat, my epitaph is going to be “I’m not moving!”
From birth until now, I’ve moved 30 times!

3 days ago · Mom has stomach cancer in Cameroon: Young caregiver in Cancer

@arreyproteus. Your kindness to your mother and your loving care will be long remembered by all of us. Take care of yourself. Becky

3 days ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Good morning to all the walkers, exercisers, water exercises,at-home exercisers, mountain climbers, ice wall climbers, paragliders, and wanna be marathoners. We started a new month so we should all have new goals and resolutions. You can have a garden lunch, if you want, just be sure to walk it off like us ice cream eaters! Maybe @jakedduck1 will throw candy bars in celebration! Guess I’d better go for a walk now. 🤪

3 days ago · Autoimmune Diseases and Fatigue in Autoimmune Diseases

@johnbishop Thanks for the article, John. It was very good!

3 days ago · Mantle Cell Lymphoma in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Hello @sweede536. I also don’t have cancer but do get infusions of rituxan twice a year. I usually get pre-meds of dexamethesone infusion and benedryl before the infusions. You might ask the oncologists about the skin changes you’re having. Open sores and skin tears are good sites for infections. I would recommend wearing long sleeves and keeping your skin very clean. But, please check with your doctor.
This article talks about targeted therapies and skin reactions like you are getting with rituxan.

https://www.cancer.net/coping-with-cancer/physical-emotional-and-social-effects-cancer/managing-physical-side-effects/skin-reactions-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy