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cheering on the neutrophils

It’s easy to get frustrated at the perceived lack of activity and productivity as the second week of a cycle kicks in. Who knew that an hour or two of eating breakfast and scanning the newspapers could generate such fatigue?

As I flop into bed for yet another seemingly unproductive morning nap, I realise that I’ve been ignoring all of that activity that’s going on in my bone marrow.

While I’m lying down on the job, particular white blood cells called neutrophils are working their tails off to regenerate and probably secretly wondering what the hell they did to deserve someone else’s annihilation strategy.

It might not be visible to everyone that parts of me are working very hard, but they are. If it’s alright with you, I’ll just pretend I’ve been on a 10 k run instead of sleeping on the sidelines.

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