Good news: eosinophil count is down and back into the normal range, due to the ECP treatments, most likely.
Last Tuesday, at my BMT doctor appointment, my doctor expressed concern about my continued weight loss. I suspect that there are a few of you out there that would just love be able to loose a couple pounds per month without any effort at all, like me. Fortunately, I still have a few extra pounds that I can afford to loose. His concern is that the Chronic Graft Verses Host Disease (cGvHD) in my digestive track may be preventing the absorption of nutrients into my body and that is resulting in my continuing weight loss.
I told him about my conditions, that I suspect are related to cGvHD, and he wants me to start treatments with Rituxan® in addition to the ECP treatments I'm already receiving. My first treatment is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 3, 2010. My first treatment will be carefully administered at the hospital and they will monitor me closely for adverse reactions to this new chemotherapy medicine (well, it is a new treatment for me anyway). If all goes well with that first treatment, infusion, I will be scheduled for three more treatments and possibly more, if necessary.