Wednesday, June 6, 2012-
I had an appointment with my rheumatologist today. The Tramadol I’ve been taking for pain relief has been causing me to sweat – so much that I’ve been going through multiple shirts throughout the day, and often wake up with damp pjs due to night sweats. My doctor and I both agreed it’s time to quit taking it.
Sunday, June 10, 2012-
I continue to be incredibly impressed by the amount of energy I’ve had since starting Humira. Today AJ and I cleaned out two rooms in the house (that were incredibly cluttered), cleaned out our storage space, got into the crawl space, gathered items for a future garage sale, etc. Things I never had the motivation or energy to do before starting Humira, let alone accomplish all in one day. I can’t remember having this much energy in years, which makes me a little sad. When your health gradually continues to decline over the course of several years, you forget what it’s like to BE WELL. I never ever wanted to take Humira (or any of the biologic drugs for that matter), but I’m so glad I did. Instead of being the “Bionic Woman,” I’m now the “Biologic Woman.”
Now where’s my cape?!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012- (Humira injection day)
I woke up this morning with tons of spine pain and then I remembered it was injection day (no wonder I’m not feeling well – I’m due for another dose of medicine). I got the girls taken care of with breakfast and then I got everything ready to give myself the injection (this was the first time injecting by myself at home). I injected myself (in the thigh), only to experience a slight prick and feel liquid drip down my thigh onto the floor. Apparently I didn’t push against my skin hard enough. Augh. I called the Humira help line and they are sending me two Humira pens for free as a replacement. I felt like such a goob. Thankfully I had one more injection pen in the refrigerator, so I waited until my husband came home from work (I needed moral support) and tried again. It was a success. Phew!
After 3 doses of Humira, my spine pain continues to feel significantly better (with the exception of this morning). My energy has also significant improved, but I am still waiting for a change in psoriasis and arthritis pain. My doctor is confident the Humira will help with both over time.