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.