Three days past chemo. Yay.
I was curious to see what chemo would be like without the Neulasta shot. I've always associated a lot of the side effects after chemo to the Neulasta shot. Well, it turns out, I was still miserable (imagine that). I haven't had the really bad aches, but I still have been shaky and a little nauseous. I really think the one of the worst parts is the steroid (Prednisone, the "p" in CHop). I have to be on that until 5 days after chemo (which will be Sunday). I'm always so glad when that part is done.
I will have a home health nurse start coming on Sunday (day +6) to start the neupogen shots. She will come and give me a shot on Sunday-Wednesday. And then Thursday I will go back up to Huntsman to start testing to see if I have enough stem cells in my blood stream to harvest. Best case scenario is they will start to harvest on Thursday of Friday, and I will be done by next weekend. I am planning on going with best case scenario. I'm ready to be done with this part.
Even though I talk to Lar and the kids every day, I just can't wait to see them. In some ways this last week has gone by fast, and in other ways being sick just seems to drag on.
It has been very nice being able to stay at my mom's house and be taken care of. And a special thanks to Tom for giving up his iPad all week and letting me take it over :)
Thanks for checking in, and thanks again for all the prayers! ~♥
I'm so lucky to have my own healthy stem cells available to harvest. It will make it so much easier in the future (if I ever do need a transplant) to use my own stem cells. We have a goal set to harvest:
5 million cells.
I say...no problem! :)