When I went for my final chemo treatment, I was really counting on not having to have the Neulasta shot the next day. This is the shot that helps your white blood cell counts stay up so that you don't get an infection (or something like that).
But it's also the shot that hurts when they administer it, and makes me feel all achy in the neck and jaw, and basically I feel like total crap for a couple days.
During my previous appointments, my white counts were up, so my oncologist said that I might be able to forgo the shot this last time. Unfortunately, my counts weren't so high this time, not abnormally low, but, not high enough to avoid the shot without risks.
When expressing my surprise at my lowered counts, the doctor replied with, "It's really just your body's way of telling you that it's just done with all this chemo."
Finally! My body has finally caught up with my mind. It's about time.