Wednesday, September 18, 2013

White Blood Cells.... Seriously?!?

Got the results from my blood test... stupid white blood cells are still too low, which means more Neupogen shots.  Blaaaaaahhhhhh.....

Seriously, White Blood Cells... get your act together!

I got my first shot today (Wednesday) and will go back Thursday and Friday this week plus Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday next week.  Double blaaaahhhhh!

The Neupogen shots help stimulate my bone marrow and create new white blood cells.  Last time around, the shot made me feel nauseous and achy - similar to flu-like symptoms.  My bones, joints, and muscles were achy for days.  And I had Super Fatigue (a term I just made up to describe the most tired I've ever been in my life).

As for tonight... honestly... I feel kinda crummy.  My tongue is a little sore (so far not as bad as the first time, but uncomfortable), I'm feeling a bit of nausea, and I'm really tired.  Hopefully these shots won't treat me too bad this time around and I'll be on the upswing in a few days!


1 comment:

  1. I had Neulasta shots for the same reason, and they didn't leave me feeling any worse than a flu shot -- just achy at the injection site. You might ask your doc if it's an option.