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neupogen was posted 09/01/2012 12:02 pm by Sue in Alaska
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Hi Christine,

We went back to Reno when I started my chemo, since my family (mom and sister) were there and I was quite scared. There is was quite easy. The oncologist would take a finger prick of blood and had the results in minutes. I go in the day before my scheduled infusion.

Here in Haines, AK it is more complicated. I get a local doc to draw the blood then I have it flown to Juneau, then couriered to the lab for analysis. Again the results are done in minutes. We so love living up here and I am doing well, so we decided to get on with our lives and come back to AK about a year ago (and deal with the hassles).

My prescription is the minimum dose of neupogen and it is still too much. The syringe has marks on the fluid so you can administer just a portion of the shot. I do 1/3 to 1/4 before the infusion. All of this was figured out with my doctors at Johns Hopkins, Juneau, and the infusion nurse.

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