Chemo isn’t just chemo. This I’ve learned.
Today was the first day after the second infusion. Neulasta day! Drugs.com says it retails at $5,752.32 for a .6 milliliter injection.
My sister and I spoke about it on the phone.
Geoff: How can they charge $5,700 for a shot?
Trudi: The same reason dogs lick their balls. Because they can!
I’m just quoting.
After my last Neulasta injection I woke up in the middle of the night feeling as if my bones were expanding and contracting. It’s a listed side effect. It didn’t last long. Uncomfortable and freaky. Scary at the time.
Chemo destroys important blood cells and platelets. Neulasta promotes the growth of white blood cells which help hold off infection. I’m glad it’s there for me to take.
Next week I’ll head to the lab for a blood test (arm, not port) then back to see the oncologist. Danny, the scheduler, told me 1:30 PM was the first appointment after lunch. Perfect.
I’m learning to work the system.