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Aphresis: "The Harvest"

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I just endured 3 days of Aphresis. The process of screening my blood for healthy stem cells. Part of the cancer treatment process in case I need real chemo in the future.

    A morbid process of watching my blood go out one tube into the 'harvesting machine' then back into my body. The medical pros first gave me Neuprogen and Mobisil(?) to enhance stem cell growth for a more bountiful 'harvest'. The term they use.

    Those meds left my bones aching...a common side effect.

    For me, it's a heebie jeebie's moment all around: lotsa needles & pokin' and medical smells. Plus, it is an energy draining(literally) process. Ugh.

    Thank me for sharing this somewhat gruesome post with you.

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