Oct 23, 2005 - 7:10 pm
Hi, I am a longtime NHL survivor. I am on my 2nd occurance, last year, and had treatment. However, my wbc's/rbc's/platelets failed to recover last november and I have been on neupogen and epogen for the past year. My bone pain is severe and I take Vicodin ES for the pain. My question is...do others have this pain also or am I a wimp? It hurts in my back, pelvis, hips, joints. I tried not taking the Vicodin thinking maybe I was just dependent on the Vicodin and was fooling myself. I went off for a month and was in such pain I cried myself to sleep each night and could hardly move in the day. Anybody else with this severe a reaction. There is no end in sight for my injections as without them I do not make cells. I have tried Motrin and Tylenol and because I have taken the Vicodin so long now I function normally, just without pain, when I take it...I just feel incredibly wimpy and guilty for taking it.