This is my Neulasta Day, for the second time. This evening the little marvel pictured below will dispense medication during a 60 minute time span that will stimulate my white blood cell production. Three weeks ago the little machine, attached near my waist, began blinking it's little green light and made a ticking sound. That first evening, it was just another one of the mysteries that accompanied my chemotherapy. But I have come to realize that it is essential for my recovery.
Created just 20 years ago, this medication and its automated delivery system will help my body develop healthy white blood cells to replace the cancerous ones that were dangerous to my health.
I am so grateful to physicians and researchers and scientists who are dedicated to eradicating cancer.
Yesterday, prior to my treatment, Dr. Thompson said the bone marrow biopsy was negative which was great news.
And to those who read yesterday's blogpost, I ate a whole peanut butter sandwich this time!