I can’t explain the feeling of waiting for side effects you know are inevitable but they aren’t coming. No complaints here!! It’s definitely helping me stay positive.
As I told a close friend this morning, overnight I began to I feel like I did 12,000 sit ups, push ups and neck somethings yesterday. I have muscle soreness over my entire body. But other than this, I haven’t experienced any other side effects. A little tired but mostly because I’m not sleeping through the night, which is unlike me.
Yesterday I went back to the doctor to receive a Neulasta shot. This shot stimulates your bone marrow to create white blood cells (since the chemo is destroying them along with my cancer cells). I’m told this is the one that makes you feel flu-like, usually about 24 hours after the shot. It can also cause joint pain in your long bones, sternum and hips. Surprisingly, Claritin is prescribed to combat that joint pain, so here’s to hoping it works. Otherwise, I can only take Tylenol.
Thanks for all your prayers, well wishes and support! I know it’s directly linked to how well I’m doing so far. Xoxo