Sunday, December 12, 2010

Feeling the after effects

The neulasta injection kicked in last night... at least I think that's what it was.  Neulasta is the stuff to increase the while blood cell count in my body.  Since this is all new to me, I'm not really sure what to expect on a minute by minute basis.  I was watching a movie with a friend last night and not until it was finished did I realize that a good portion of my back was sore.  I was told to expect arthritis symptoms but not knowing what they are, these surprised me.  It felt more like a muscle soreness almost flu-like feeling.  But just something else for me to get used to, I guess.

Alex had an ingenious plan for us to go to an Acupuncturist to help alleviate the fatigue and soreness and to promote general well being.  He contacted  Elisa - one of my former Yanarella students.  It was just a lovely experience for all of us.  Elisa is extremely knowledgeable and confident and brings a world of compassion to her practice.  Alex and I both had a session - me for my symptoms, Alex for stress and relaxation.  We both walked out of there feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready.  My back soreness is gone!!! I'm hoping it lasts...

1 comment:

Doi Cohen said...

Acupuncture -- what a good idea! I'm glad Alex suggested it and that it's working for you.