So…..the goal for me in taking PegIntron is to lower my platelets…thus far the only thing that it has lowered has been my white count. This was very evident this week because somehow I managed to get a cold/flu/viral-something.

On Monday evening I started noticing a sore throat and a bit of a tickle that just wouoldn’t go away. Tuesday I went to work feeling pretty awful, headache, body aches, cough, congestion etc. Wednesday I stayed home, went to the doctor. She told me that it seems to be viral. We did a strep culture which came back negative, thankfully. But since that leaves us with “viral”, I am not terribly thrilled. She has me taking my vicodin to help with the cough…Hydrocodone is the ingredient in prescription cough medicine anyway, so all I’m missing is the syrup. Between the mucinex I’m taking and the vicodin to help relax the cough I am feeling pretty crummy.

I am really hoping to feel better soon though…this weekend is my bachelorette party and bridal shower…so anyone out there, please cross your fingers for me that this goes away…and fast!!

That’s all for now. I’ll have a new post on Friday after my 4th dose of PegIntron!

Bye for now,



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