Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Neulasta Shot - Mobile blogging

Wholly crap! This shot is supposed to increase her white blood cell count...but it also makes her bones ache, and makes her skin so sensitive to the touch...lots of pain.

On the plus side, I dragged a reluctant T back to the doctor today and they found the winning combo of anti-nausea meds FINALLY!

God I hope this makes the next round of chemo easier!

Another patient who did the same chemo meds said she was as bad as T her 1st round and that her 1st round was by FAR worse then the rest. That made me feel better about all this.

Until this afternoon T has been in so much pain that she spent the last 2 days mostly crying...broke my heart.

So glad she's feeling a bit better! Still to exhausted to do much, but at least she can eat now...yay!


  1. Finally, something to smile about for you two. I'm relieved for you both that at least the nausea has subsided - that's such a terrible feeling on top of all the pain she's going through.

  2. By Inches

    You want it here and now, a remedy for everything
    gone wrong. A magic wand, perhaps, alighted
    on your shoulders. An angel whispering
    sweet nothings while you sleep so you wake benighted
    with certainty that you are whole once again. You realize
    your patience is diminishing, and yet what's required is the reverse.
    This will not be some biblical miracle before your eyes,
    a transformation of movie star proportions. No, healing is a slow nurse,
    pausing bedside with drips of water, a hot cloth, a murmur of a touch.
    By inches, a change sneaks into you, even if it doesn't look like much.

    –Maya Stein

  3. "by inches".....that's it exactly.

    I can't begin to tell you how happy seeing her have that small win today made me.

  4. Hi Kat,

    I'm a long time reader, but first time commenter. I am so glad they finally found that combo of meds to help T feel even the slightest bit better! I know how small, but how BIG of a win that truly is, as I just went through, and lost my grandmother to lung cancer.

    You guys have been in my thoughts and prayers every single day and night since you first posted about her testing, and I, along with many other readers are extremely hopeful for T to beat the crap out of this. They may not help much, but big, big hugs and prayers are coming to you from the East Coast of Canada! Hang in there:)

  5. another east coaster here, sending gentle hugs to you both on this journey~