Side Effect

Please meet Ana (who gave me permission to use this photo).

Ana is the Spanish shift nurse in charge. Very kind, happy and professional.

So far I have had no medical side effects from the Rituximab drip. My hands and balance are a little worse that’s all. I must stop thinking about doing a high wire act πŸ˜‰

The only side effect I have had so far is Ana standing at my side which did have an effect on me πŸ˜€

Two sessions down. Two more to go !

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Β Time for some fun with you my bloggy friends.


As you know I am totally in love with you my real imaginary friend !

And this is your reaction (I think).

I absolutely (unreadable) adore (unreadable) Ralph because >>>>


1. I am really fussy about my man. Ralph is the only one for me as Mr Right, Mr Wrong and all in between are taken.


2. He’s sad, single and has cats. Heehee ! Oh, he has an apartment and an income. Sign here Ralph !


3. Reading this post is better than twiddling my thumbs at work.


4. I just got fired for reading this post at work.


Β 5. He always likes my posts if I lik his ! … oh, and he corrects my typos when I comment !


6. He has shown me how to become an Astronomer. I read his posts which has the effect of me hitting myself over my head with my laptop and I see stars. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


7. When I see his photo my imagination runs wild. Reminds me of visiting a Safari Park.


8. After reading his posts I lay in bed tossing and turning. I wish the ship’s captain would stabilize this cruise ship !


9. I would love to run my fingers through his hair, but that would be such a waste of good fish fingers !


10. He can unlock my chastity belt any time ! Well, I AM young looking for my 327 years though a bit rusty !


11. My psychiatrist says he would be good for me. The psychiatrist, not Ralph !


12. My mother warned me about talking to strange men. That’s okay as Ralph is odd. Did I just say odd or strange ?


13. I want him for my husband. It’s not that I am desperate. More like suicidal if he says yes !


14. (Please insert your own reason in comments. Or don’t ! Whatever !)


So you do love me after all !


Ralph xox ❀


145 Comments on “Side Effect

  1. #9 really made me laugh! Well they all did and you always do, Ralph. I am sending tons of love & light rays to your corner of the world and special instructions for Ana to take the best care of you!

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    • I must admit that #9 is my favourite too Steph. I learn from you as you are the Mistress Of Mirth (or MOM to me) my friend. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am sure that Ana will be nice to me on my future visits. Love. Ralph xox ❀


    • Ana is really good both at her work and customer relations. A bit like you really ! Some hugs your way Daniela my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Hey Bill ! Hang out ! Hang in ! I need a rapport to work this one out. Thanks for commenting my friend πŸ˜€ I’ll hang up now. Ralph πŸ˜€


  2. As always you make me laugh dear Ralph, I am afraid the stuff in the hospital can’t do their job because of your amazing humor πŸ™‚ I am sending my love and positive energy to you too dear Ralph, you are very special heart. Thanks and Love, nia

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    • Your comments are always so sweet dear Nia, this one especially. Thank you so much my friend. Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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    • I do love a woman who is straight to the point and doesn’t dither Ann. Have a lovely week. Hugs from a dithering & pointless Ralph xox ❀

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  3. Hope it is good sign…a little worse because it’s working on the right thing. Spell check wanted to change thing to thong-much more interesting comment that way. Get better my irresistible imaginary friend.

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    • I have just replied to your sister’s comment (above) Katie. Talkative isn’t she ?
      I don’t like a little worse because when I wash the dishes its like I’m on the spin cycle.
      Thong. Much more interesting ! Did you know that my name in Vietnamese is Hee Tuang Thong Smack πŸ˜‰
      Thank you my friend. I want you to get better too. Ralph xox ❀

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    • That’s not sad HT. Everyone loves Likes ! Sad is living alone with 2 cats. That’s me then ! Ralph xox ❀


  4. Hang in there Ralph. I’m glad there aren’t any serious side effects. It may take some time to work.

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  5. I’m so glad to hear there are no major side effects πŸ™‚ The nurses I am sure are amazing. Sending all of my good wishes to you!

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    • I am also glad that there are no side effects so far Kat. Thank you so much for your wishes. They’re lovely. Ralph xox ❀

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  6. Glad to see at least one positive side-effect standing next to your bed, Ralph! Unfortunately I am already married and divorce is such an expensive and messy thing in this country, but you are a very kind man with an awesome sense of humour ❀ ❀ πŸ˜€

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    • That’s what I like Daleen, a positive side-effect ! I do know your situation. Chin up my friend ! Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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    • She does look after me well Ute. I’m glad she does as sitting in a chair for up to 7 hours can make one stir crazy. I have 2 “dates”. Any advice my friend ? Ralph xox ❀

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    • You are my good friend as well Gallivanta. I had to Google “antipode”. Quite the opposite to what I thought it meant πŸ˜‰ Big hug. Ralph xox ❀


    • Thank you so much Angela. I am glad that you enjoyed this post. I’m okay thank you as I hope you are. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Good hands indeed ! I am hahahappy that you had fun my friend. Love back from Sonic, Samantha and myself. Ralph xox ❀

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  7. I can see I’ll have to take my place in a great long queue to say ‘hello’ today. I’m very glad to hear your second treatment went well. You’re obviously in very capable hands and they’re keeping that smile on your face. Love the imagined reactions from your real/imaginary friends. Keep giving your imagination full rein, Ralph it comes up with such brilliantly hilarious things! Great post. πŸ™‚


    • I’ll let you jump the queue Millie as you have written such a lovely comment. Thank you. Ralph xox ❀


    • Oh yes ! I’ve given Ana my blog address so she is probably reading this comment. Take note Ana ! πŸ˜€ Hugs to you Mary. Ralph xox ❀

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  8. Because we have our own coded language! xoxoxo ❀ #< #< #<
    (Currently working on increasing the vocabulary)

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    • Yes we do have our secret code my friend ! (Currently working on understanding it πŸ˜‰ ) How about <<<<<33333, but not in public ! πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely day. Ralph xoxox ❀ #< #< #<


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  10. I missed that you were in the hospital :/

    The fish fingers reason made me laugh. And now I want fish for dinner πŸ˜€

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    • Hello Not. You MISSED that I was in hospital ? I’m only there in a chair for one day every week. So much for the grapes then !
      I hope the fish for dinner isn’t Bluefish πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


  11. Laughter is the best medicine, Ralph! You’ve got that, the medicine drip, and Ana standing by smiling! You’ve got the right prescription x3 to get well. Yay! Feel better! Christine

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  12. Sheesh, my right hand went to sleep as I scrolled through the loving and funny comments left by the members of your female fan club and the stray bloke here and there.

    By now, I have forgotten what you wanted us to do, so I’ll just give you a big smacky smooch, and hope that flippin’ medicine and the nice nurse, do their job for you.

    Cheers, Ralphie. oxo πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Goodnight hand ! Stop snoring please !
      I have also forgotten why I am here so a big hug for you my friend Yvonne.
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Thank you so much Christy and it’s not brandy as that makes you candy (or something like that ! πŸ˜‰ ) Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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    • So true Elisa. She is hot especially when she is not sticking a needle in me ! Happy Tuesday ! Ralph xox ❀


  13. Nice to see you smile dear Ralph. πŸ˜€
    LOL on your reasons to adore YOU!
    I lovingly say #s 3 & 12. πŸ˜‰
    Now – can you come #5 me.
    Take it easy & feel better soon.
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx

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  14. It’s so impressive, that you always stay upbeat. You give us lesser mortals something to aspire to…… the way, did I say ‘lesser’? Just call me goddess ❀ xox

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  15. I adore you because you have more charm than a stray dog has fleas, a wonderful sense of humor and you always make me feel loved. Of course I’m also a big lush for the likes. πŸ˜› I am so happy things are well with the drip, now here’s wishing for some vast improvement of your symptoms. BTW, that Ana is gorgeous. No wonder you were having a reaction with her standing so close. Get better, my friend. ❀ Love and hugs.

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  16. Hello my dear friend Ralph,
    there are hundreds of reasons why I like you so much πŸ™‚
    – You have a great sense of humor
    – You also love cats
    – I love your sweet cats Samantha and Sonic
    – Your posts always make me laugh
    – You are a very friendly person
    – Your blog is fantastic
    – You are so cute
    – You are always smiling
    – You make everyone happy
    – You are a great friend
    – You talk to your cats
    – You know how to take a selfie πŸ˜€
    – You can multi-task πŸ˜€
    – …
    – …
    – …

    XOXO Julia ❀

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    • Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow.
      Did I say “oh Wow” Julia ?
      A dream comment from a dream woman. Thank you so much my friend.
      Biggest hug ever. Ralph xox ❀


  17. Hilarious 14 reason to read the post.Wishing you all the best.Nice picture ,beside the side effect. .The pleasure of blogging is to get to know a real friends like you .Jalal Michael

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  18. Hey! I thought WE WERE already married, Turkey! Glad to see the “drip” didn’t effect your funny bone! Have had you in my prayers, Little Buddy!!!!! ❀

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    • Heehee ! Dream on Lucie. I’m not married, but I did get drunk in Vegas one time. Can’t remember πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀

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  19. I absolutely adore Ralph because he makes me laugh out loud EVERY TIME I read one of his posts. I also adore him for being a completely hilarious nutter despite what he is going through. Also, he is: cute, funny, adorable, nice, supportive, attentive and caring.

    Nurse Ana is one lucky lady!

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    • Awww ! How sweet ! Thank you so much my friend *blushing*
      I’m seeing Ana tomorrow…all day ! She sticks needles in me though. Yuk ! πŸ˜‰
      I hope you have a better day than that my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  20. Dear friend Ralph,

    You have me laughing so hard at your post, I can’t possibly fill in the blanks. πŸ™‚

    Anyway, glad your drip session went well. Sending you lots of positive and healing thoughts. I hope the next two sessions are just as good.


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    • I am so pleased that you enjoyed this post my dear friend and thank you so much for caring Nancy. Ralph xox ❀

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  21. Hi everyone , IΒ΄m Ana , IΒ΄ve just read the comments . Thanks for all your beautiful words , specially to Ralph ; he is a very grateful person and I am really happy for having him as a patient. THANK YOU.

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    • Buenos dΓ­as Ana. Muchas gracias por tu comentario muy inesperado y encantador. En nombre de los otros comentaristas muchas gracias por cuidar de mΓ­. Nos vemos de nuevo en unos dΓ­as. Un gran abrazo. Ralph xox ❀

      Good morning Ana. Thank you so much for your very unexpected and lovely comment. On behalf of the other commenters thank you so much for looking after me. See you all again in a few days. Big hug. Ralph xox ❀


  22. Be serious! Ralph, you have the MOST “girl” friends I have ever seen ONE man have. What is up with that? I had to scroll and scroll for what seems like hours, *man I am just wiped out now* just to get to the wee little comment box WAY down at the bottom. With all that estrogen coming your way, there is no doubt, none whatsoever, that you will be well. You are a gal magnet, Ralph. You really need to be proud of that fact. LOL

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    • Well, stick me on a fridge ! A gal magnet ! Only you could say that Amy πŸ˜€
      Sorry about the scrolling. I could put the newest comments to the top but my gals/guys like to read other comments before adding theirs. Well, that’s my excuse !
      Happy Sunday ! Ralph xox ❀

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      • Well, Ralph! You just helped me to change my comments in the order you have them. I know a lot of my followers enjoy reading what others have written but the way I have it now, the latest comment is first. Hmmmm ….. I’ll go do that right now. Change. Make sure you keep the towel up as I do so I stay decent. No peeking now, Ralph. Be well this day, stay happy, and LAUGH as if the angels were tickling your funny bone! A gal magnet, LOVE, Amy

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  23. So glad you have some great friends, including Ana by your side. I hope the medicine does its ‘trick’ and you are well and whole again. You are in my prayers, Ralph. Sorry I am a bad visitor and need to catch up a bit!

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    • I’m also bad Robin in not visiting you, but I found that you Liked another blogger’s post and had to come over to you to see what you’ve been up to. A lot as usual ! πŸ˜€
      The Spanish nurses are lovely. Even though their English is negligible and my Spanish is more like a yappy Chihuahua we somehow get on. Ralph xox ❀


  24. Glad you are in good hands! Ana seems like she’s doing a good job. Love your sense of humor πŸ˜„

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  25. Loved the list! Glad you are getting through this friend. I will continue to be pushing for a fast and lovely recovery! Peace in harmony friend.


  26. WOW Ralph!! I can see why Ana is a lovely side-effect! LOL Lucky you to have a sweet and kind nurse! Thank her for us that she’s taking good care of you.

    ❀ carmen

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    • Wow Carmen ! Thank you soooo much ! I am sure Ana will read this comment and will be thrilled as I am. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


    • Thank you for the video my dear Nancy. May I wish you a happy Easter and a wonderful Spring. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  27. Glad to see you’re in good hands Ralph! πŸ™‚ I like the list. Thank you for sharing and also thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful and blessed evening!

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    • Awww ! You are so sweet Vivien. You have me blushing πŸ˜€ Hugs. Ralph xoxox ❀


  28. Stay strong, stay positive and never, never lose your sense of humour! Having a lovely person like Ana at your side is a blessing!


    • That’s a great comment of yours for me to read Bev. Thank you so much. The drips are finished and I may not see nurse Ana again. It all depends on what my Neurologist will have planned for me in a couple of months time. Ralph xox ❀

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