Day 9, Cycle 1: Stab!

My energy and appetite tanked throughout the week. by Wednesday I had trouble making myself eat or drink, even to swallow medications. On Thursday I received a litre of fluids and some Zofran intravenously. (Zofran the better-known brand name of the anti-nausea medication most likely to be confused with an Electric Six tune, ondansetron.) Blood samples were eventually obtained despite collapsing veins, revealing low white blood cell (WBC) count. So today I learned to stab myself in the abdomen for subcutaneous injection of a WBC production stimulant.

Did you know that four pre-loaded syringes of this stuff is $2,286.50? It’s true.

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