January 30, 2015

A mellow day.  I felt mostly okay, so I did some work and relaxed.  I had my Neulasta shot around 4:30.  The nurse suggested having it in my abdomen, and aside from a little discomfort when the drug first went in, it was fine.  It was only 6 mls, but it was very slowly injected.  I was asked to stay around for 20 minutes because it was the first time I’ve had the shot.  Everything was fine so I left.  On the way home, and continuing now, I feel occasional slight twinges of pain – like in my hip after too much salsa dancing. The injection nurse mentioned Claritin, so I’m glad I started it.

I got a notice that there was a change to my online health account.  I checked, and the bill for yesterday’s infusion was a whopping $49,779!  The Perjeta alone was $26K+, so Dr. Priya massively underestimated the cost.

Perhaps it’s all the dairy I’ve had, but the Taxotere is not making me constipated at all! I’m having the exact opposite reaction, in fact.  I don’t know what’s worse. I also haven’t consumed the 3 quarts of liquid, so I’d better get going because of diarrhea. The last thing I need is to get dehydrated.

All in all, not a bad day.  I’m okay with that.

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