Thanks for the kind words Janine. It is day 6 after completing my first round of Chemo. To recap I had Carboplatin and Etoposide on day 1, Etoposide day 2, Etoposide day 3 and Neulasta On-Pro day 4. I did well for the first three days and by Friday I was a zombie, maybe even a Catatonic Zombie. The good news was that I had no bone pain from the Neulasta, well nothing bad. My daughter in law is a sales rep for Amgen (makers of Neulasta, among other drugs}, she told me to take Zirtec the day before and for seven days after the Neulasta. She also told me that the new Neulasta On-Pro system not only kept you from having to go back for the injection, it delivers the medicine over a 45 minute time period and seems to be less painful.
Platelets, white and red counts are way below normal but at or about what was expected. No hair loss yet.
The only slight controversy is that the Radiation Oncologist wants me to get started with radiation now and my Oncologist wants to wait until after the 2nd round of Chemo. I assume the Oncologist won out.
Keep you posted.