May 07, 2009 - 2:10 am
I was diagnosed with rectal cancer on March 06th and begam chemo and radiation on March 13th.
I should be done and going to surgery by Sept/Oct '09'
I was just curious as to whether or not anyone here has had side effects from the Neupogen shots?
I guess everyone is different but I am due for my 4th shot today and last night experienced severe pain in my back, head and chest.
Doc said that is normal because Neupogen affects the bone marrow.
He advised me to take Motrin for the pain and so far it is working but doesn't last long enough.
I just wish it would hurry up and get my wbc back to 10, so I can resume my chemo treatments.
Radiation was only halted for one cycle so I am thankful for that.
Love to everyone here.