Apheresis

I’m here at Duke, waiting to see if I’m ready to start apheresis today. I had my blood drawn at about 7:30. At 9:30, they’ll have some counts back. If they’re high enough, I can start. If not, I go back home and come back tomorrow. I don’t have as much bone pain this time as I did last year, but I don’t know how important that is. The nurses said, the more miserable I am, the better. Last year I had 10 days of neupogen shots. This time, I’ve had 5 days of leukine and 2 of neupogen. One of them was just at 5 AM, so it may not count.

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2 Comments

  1. minnesotadon

    Ouch. We’re sure with you in spirit out here in Minnesota.

  2. cboler

    Hi Beth,
    Hope you got to collect stem ceels today and hope you are doing well. We are once again headed for a reduced intensity donor transplant. My thoughts are with you as always.

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