If you read yesterday's blog, you know that I was scheduled to get Neupogen today. Neupogen stimulates the production of stem cells and should help ignite the engraftment process (i.e. the immune system regeneration process). Neupogen is given by good old-fashioned injection.
Maybe inspired by my own (poor) sense of humor, my nurses (Jess and Amelia) today decided to play a joke on me. They came into the room with a giant syringe. It looked like it could tranquilize a horse and I wasn't looking forward to getting stuck with it. See the photo bleow...I'm not sure you can fully appreciate how big and ugly that thing is...especially because everything looks big against my scrawny arm:
I'm looking forward to my lab results tomorrow to see if the Neupogen has kick-started the engraftment process. I'm also looking forward to eating some BBQ ribs tomorrow....they're already marinating tonight. Yummy.