Day 2 is usually a breeze since the prerequisite anti-nausea meds and steroids keep me feeling good and that was true this cycle. Had the Neulasta shot and proactively added Aleve to minimize the related bone pain I felt big time on day 3 of cycle one..only took one this time (2 last time) and so far its working well and here on day 3 (when things start getting hard) I'm not in any pain. I think probiotics are helping avoid the tummy stuff too (it's early to say for sure but good so far) yay!
While getting the shot yesterday the nurse saw the flushing on my face and neck from the steroids and spoke with the doc who approved cutting the dose in half :). I as even able to fall asleep last night but didn't stay asleep because Cooper is sick and was up all night with fever and sore throat. He was seen by his doc yesterday and she has us using baby motrin and tylenol rotated to get his temp down so we did that all night and didn't get much sleep. I have to wear a mask while I hold him until we get his strep throat test results back which hopefully will come in today.
Thanks for all the notes and blog comments and FB comments - keep em coming because they help keep my spirits up :).
Blessed and grateful,
PS - my friend Katie's dad, Pat, is going through chemo and radiation simultaneously and that's some rough stuff and he is experiencing a tougher time and could use our prayers for an easier go of it. Please add Pat tp your prayers and positive thoughts in the coming days and weeks ahead. Thank you!
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