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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 3/8/2005 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning Ladies.  Yesterday I had to have a shot of neupogen to bring up my white counts.  Today I am in such pain in my hips, legs, knees and back.  I took 2 tylenol  and it's not doing much to help.  My tumor markers have risen a bit and now am being scheduled for scans.  This has happened before (when I had a cold) and scans were always negative.  Will hope for that again.
I will try to make chat tonight if I can wrestle the computer away from my 15 year old, lol


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   Posted 3/8/2005 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
{{Vicky}} I hope it is a pork chop bone causing those markers to rise. Sending good thoughts, prayers and hugs your way.

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   Posted 3/8/2005 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry you are feeling so crummy from the Neupogen shot, but hope it helps....Hope to see you at chat.

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   Posted 3/8/2005 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember something about Neupogen causing pain becuase it's stimulating the growth of white cells, and for some reason I remember the back being mentioned... I'm sorry I can't remember more!! Hope it's a pork chop bone....
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 To do what I do"

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   Posted 3/8/2005 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Vicky, sorry for your troubles...I heard the same thing Stef did about the pain. There is a lot of activity in the marrow after the neupagen, so it hurts. And for the rising markers, for sure a pork chop bone must be the cause.

Hoping it is nothing...

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   Posted 3/9/2005 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry about the pain. If it isn't one thing it's another. Praying for pork chop bones.



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   Posted 3/9/2005 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   

I hope you don't mind my butting in, I don't post very often but read everyday. I also took Neupogen shots every two weeks for 4 months. The pain is pretty uncomfortable. I would hurt so bad that my poor husband could not lay a hand on me at night. A hot soak in the tub helped some and I did take pain meds. As with everything else related to chemo this to passed. I'm still having quite a bit of pain, which my onc says is from the Taxol. I pray this passes quickly for you and that it is not to bad.

My best to you

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   Posted 3/9/2005 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   


Take hot baths or showers. If you have any type of bath salts for body aches, pour them in full force. When I was on Taxol, I lived in the tub and shower. Also, as someone stated, don't hesitate to take pain meds. Tylenol 3 is helping me at this time but I do have stronger meds if needed. As another cancer survivor told me, pain control and management is very important. The body has a more difficult time healing if there is pain that keeps you from resting.




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   Posted 3/9/2005 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Vicky,

I took Neupogen shots for 2 days on on the third day I couldn't move. My back hurt so bad that all I could do is walk and cry. Couldn't sit, couldn't lay. My poor son walked me back and forth downstairs. The doctor said, "Take Tylenol." Ha! Even Vicodin didn't make a dent. I refused to take any more of those injections after that. LOL

Hope your pain goes away soon. The pain does go away in about 36 hours. Hang in there. I'm sending gentle healing hugs your way.


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   Posted 3/10/2005 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all. The pain left as quickly as it came on. I cannot take any of the celebrex type drugs, I am allergic to the sulfanamides. The tylenol didnt do very much, but thank goodness I didnt need it for too long
Thanks for all your help.


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