Fun fact, when chemo is over, hell is not. We have all learned in the process that chemo kills cells, good and bad ones. The bad ones are the kill you kind, but the good ones keep you healthy and defensive. White blood cells are the little fighters of all the crazy germs that end … Continue reading Shots, shots, shots, shots
Apparently alcohol and Neupogen are the exact same. When one too many accumulate in your system, you end up on the floor over a toilet or curled in a ball in pain. My white cells have been obstinate lately. I have been hitting below 1000 for several days and the doctor has been worried that … Continue reading One shot, Two Shots, Three Shots, Floor
My pesky little white cells have decided to be uncooperative. After a shot of Neupogen they were still in protest, so I got another shot today and it was simply too close to chemo for my doctor's liking. Therefore, I have to have chemo on Friday instead. I'm still taking tomorrow off from work to … Continue reading Chemo Postponed
It's official. My veins are shot and I am going to need a port for my next chemo. I have had aching pain in my left hand IV site since my last session of chemo. When I went in for blood, the head nurse said it was time for a port. My veins are starting … Continue reading Gotta HAND it to the Chemo
I have finally been sprung from hospital jail! After three and a half days and three nights, I get to finally go out into the world and breathe the humid Uruguayan air. I don't have to walk around with a plastic tube pinching my vein. I don't have to be woken up at 7 for … Continue reading White Cell Problems Part Free…at Last!
I woke up this morning unable to swallow. No really. Could not swallow on the right side of my throat without a 7 on the pain scale. So, like a good little patient, I took my temp. I don't understand Celcius to save my life. But considering that my body typically runs cold (96.5-97 F), … Continue reading White Cell Problems