I leapt out of bed, got dressed and packed and, also printed out
my "VITAL FACTS". Who knew whether I would be so
breathless that I would have trouble actually CALLING an
ambulance? Also, I did not have the over-the-counter remedy
(Benedril- I think) which is good to have on hand.
Anyway, crisis over. Tiger patches gradually disappeared. Okay,
but now how would my doctors solve my very fragile low blood count
problems. The answer turned out to be the forerunner of Neulasta.
It is called Neopogen and has to be injected every single day for
ten days. What about weekends? I asked. You are on you own. The
doctors telephoned my pharmacy to order the correct item
(chilled and dose-size ready and expensive) I charged it to my
credit card. (Not free if not given in medical setting). The
nurses taught me how to inject myself --- but I was scared. Failed
to find someone to help stick me. I took a deep breath and
astonished myself. I did it. What is my message? Sometimes the
older things work well too, though they might be less practical.