Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Day 3 of 120... so far, so good.
So just in case anyone was wondering about how tough I am, the answer is in. TOUGH. Very TOUGH. I just gave myself an injection in my stomach of Neupagin (or something like that) a white blood cell booster. Today was my first day with it, but I will have to have the injection on days 3- 9 following every treatment. Charity was very jealous, she was all hyped up to give me the injection herself (she wouldn't tell me where she was planning to stick me though, she said it would just be a surprise...)but I got to it first. The needle I used is the smallest one in the picture, but you have to stick it all the way in. I even tapped it, just like they do in the movies.
I am feeling very similar to yesterday- few side effects other than some congestion, sore throat, a bit woozy and some cramping. But some of the anti- nausea meds are steroids so even though I know I'm tired, I'm a little antsy too and have a hard time sitting still. But the roids also keep my appetite normal, so I am able to eat pretty well. And I'm pumping iron, too.
Charity and I are watching "Alias" on DVD every night (2 episodes only). To work for the CIA you need to know how to do practically everything- like fight with weapons so antiquated that nobody recognizes them, drive and shoot at the same time while your partner is performing surgery in the back of a stolen ambulance, run down air vents in high heels, etc. But now that I can inject myself, I think that will look good on my resume and give me a leg up over the other applicants.
Thanks for all your prayers, and you remain in mine as well.