Post Edited (hep93) : 9/12/2010 12:29:49 PM (GMT-6)
Mer, you were close--it's Rituxan, the brand name for rituximab. (I looked it up.)
Sandi, I get a spa pedicure every other month--because with my artificial hips, I can't reach that far. They do a whirlpool soak and a sugar scrub, get all the callouses and cuticle off, massage calves and feet and do warm stone treatment, clip nails...and the final touch is "painting" them. I really go for all the other stuff. And I get it done at a nail center at Walmart...they have purple polish, but I'm more conservative.
Post Edited (hep93) : 9/13/2010 1:52:40 PM (GMT-6)
I suppose biopsy depends on the patient and the doctor. I've never had one since the one in '07. However, I suspect if I do the 3-drug treatment next year, they might require a biopsy beforehand. My hep doc has been pushing for an endoscopy for several years and I kept putting it off, but have promised to have it done next year. We have no reason to believe I have varices, but this would be done to make sure.
Kath, you have a lot of company here, as you see.
Post Edited (hep93) : 8/18/2011 8:24:31 PM (GMT-6)