Monthly Archives: October 2015

Necessity is the mother of invention

For the five days after my chemo infusion, I have to inject myself with a drug called Neuprogen. It helps boost my white blood cell regeneration to guard against something called Febrile Neutropenia. (essentially, the inability to fight against infection … Continue reading

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My Nutrition Regime has a Positive Effect on Blood Work – Yay!

Before each round of chemo you check in with your oncologist. As part of that meeting, you have your blood work done – something called a Complete Blood Count (CBC). In your blood, they are checking for two critical markers … Continue reading

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You Give Me Fever …

One of the more nasty side effects of the chemotherapy drug Docetaxel is something called Febrile Neutropenia. That’s a fancy way of saying that something called neutrophils that are in your white blood cells get dangerously low. Those neutrophils are … Continue reading

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