Contrary to the 1997 Verve classic single, I can officially say that in MY case, "the drugs DO work":-)!. I am pleased to report that I am 'back in business' again, with a white blood cell count of 6.4!. Clearly the Nuepogen has worked which is a massive relief. I am just about to be hooked up for my 2nd cycle of chemo...another 3-4 hours here in hospital and then they will once again send me on my way, pump in tow. It does feel a little strange to be feeling so happy to be able to take more chemo. I know it is more than likely that this time tomorrow I will probably be feeling physically worse than I am today. However the main thing is that this is once again 'the start of the end'!....bring it on!