My doctor postponed my chemo sessions this week – my white blood cell count is lower than it should be. Just so I don’t feel left out, he prescribed some shots in a series to boost my body into making white blood cells.
Now, if you know me, I went straight to the internet and looked up the drug – shouldn’t have done that. Really, do they have to list ALL the side effects? Exploding spleen, extreme bone pain, fever, oh do not let me go on. But so far, so good. And as they say (and DID say thins morning), we have a pill for that – well, maybe not the spleen thing, but everything else is covered.
This injection was in a new part of oncology where I hadn’t been before – halls of rooms filled with pouches of undetermined stuff – IV stands – names I could not pronounce – everyone is so nice there – but I get curious about what they are doing. I have the right.
But the bright part was I finally found a book in the free cancer patient take a book home library. I read the first chapter when Mike was in Target getting some stuff – I waited in the car. Stunning mystery from the get-go. Let the side effects come on in – I have a new book to read – a REAL-HOLD-IN-THE-HAND book.