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December 2, 2012

feeling it in her bones...

The Neupogen injections are going as well as can be expected.  Even thought the needle is tiny, Anna hates it, and says it is painful.  I'm not as squeamish as the first time I had to administer it, but it still makes me uncomfortable.  When we had to do finger pokes to get her amino acid levels, I used a lancet, so I never saw the needle enter her skin.  In this case, I can see it.  Needles don't bother me at all when I'm the one getting the injection, but I do not like giving them. 

A unfortunate side effect of the Neupogen is bone pain. She was pretty miserable yesterday with lower back pain.  She used a heating pad and took some Tylenol (which, in my opinion, is useless), but neither really helped.  Thankfully it's a little bit better today. 

This will all be worth it when her white blood cell count improves and she is no longer on what feels like house arrest.

1 comments:

jen says:
at: December 2, 2012 at 11:17 PM said...

I had to give Daniel shots for 5 months last year. Did it suck? Yes. Was it better than the alternative of him having a clot break and migrate to his heart and lungs? Yes.

Tell Anna that it's temporary and that I feel for her with the bone pain -- I have it as part of fibromyalgia.