But after the Vincristine on Tuesday, my counts started to drop like crazy, and my doctor knew they would, so he's had me on Neupogen shots for the past several days. At first they were fine, you know, other than the short pain there is when they injected me. On the third day of neupogen, they looked at my counts again and found they were still dropping, so they just upped the dosage and gave me an antibiotic. They said that sometimes Neupogen can take a while to kick in.
Well, I got my 4th shot yesterday, and here I am, six in the morning, tired and cranky because I can't sleep due to what I'm assuming is bone pain in my thighs and a little in my hips.
I'm not sure, but I like to think that the pain means the shots are finally kicking in.
I feel so bad because I woke up around five and couldn't go back to sleep because of the aches, but I still tried to. After about half an hour though, I couldn't take it!
It feels like I have to stretch my legs or crack them or something, but no matter what I do, nothing works! So I got up to walk around my house and, embarassing as it is, I was crying because I'm not used to this and my parents heard me walking around, so of course they got up and got all upset.
I mean, for goodness sake, it's Mother's Day! Can something NOT be about me for once!?
Ugh...I'll definitely see what I can do for this when I go in later for my next shot.
Anyone who experiences this pain have any advice as to how to relieve it? I mean, I've read that pain killers can, and lord knows I have some strong pain meds left over from the various surgeries I've had, but I don't wanna take those without my doctors consent.
Should I do any specific excersizes or apply heat or cold? Anything? Or should I just toughen up and stick it out?
Hah, sorry bout that little rant, I'm just trying to take my mind off the pain. Unfortunately, it isn't really working.
Thanks everyone! My mom called up the doctor that morning and they said it was okay for me to take the percoset I had left over from surgery
And my counts went back up the next day so I got to stop the shots and the pain went away!
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