Tuesday, March 13, 2007

HI EVERYONE,

I WENT TO MY REGULAR ONCOLOGIST TODAY AND GOT A SHOT OF ARANESP--ITS WORKS THE SAME AS PROCRIT. i HAD SOME BAD BONE PAIN WITH THE PROCIRT SO THEY GAVE ARANESP THIS TIME. THE PROCRIT HAS DONE ITS JOB BECAUSE MY ANEMIA IS NOT AS BAD. SO MAYBE WHEN I GO IN 2 MORE WEEKS I WILL NOT HAVE TO HAVE ANOTHER SHOT FOR ANEMIA. HAS ANYONE OUT THERE EVER HAD ARANESP FOR ANEMIA? ANYHOW I WAS FEELING PRETTY GOOD BUT AFTER SHOT I FEEL A BIT DIZZY. BUT OVER ALL I AM STILL FEELING FAIRLY DECENT. I AM STILL GROWING HAIR MOSTLY SALT AND PEPPER WHICH IS BETTER THEN NO HAIR AT ALL (HEY I'LL TAKE IT).
THATS ALL FOR NOW--SUSAN

2 comments:

henk said...

I'm still waiting for my hair to show some growth - lucky you.

Kind Regards

Henk

Jen said...

Hi Susan,

I was diagnosed with MM last June. When they started me on Thalomid my red blood count dived. I've been getting Aranesp shots every 3 wks since then. Never had any trouble with it although everyone admits the shots hurt, possibly because the stuff is cold from the refridgerator. I was told it takes 4 to 6 wks to make a difference, but I did see a benefit in 2 wks and I've been doing ok on it since.

Thank you for sharing your SCT experience. I'm scheduled for SCT this June and have been wishing for more info.

Hang in there!
Jen