The day after chemo, I’m required to get a shot of something called Neulasta. Basically, it works to boost your production of white blood cells deep in your bone marrow in order to help fight infection. It’s also known to cause serious bone pain – until recently, when it was disNeulastacovered that some people can take Claritin for five days and it reduces or eliminates the pain. Thank goodness, that’s worked for me. My quick quip of the day was when I went into get the shot, and Karen, my terrific onc nurse said, “I wonder how many Neulasta shots I’ve give over the last ten years – probably a few thousand.” To which I replied,

“Wow, that’s enough neu-lasta lifetime.”

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