Biological Treatment

All things related to Biological drugs – Humira, Infliximab and Vedolizumab

Humira Thursday…

Last night was my mom’s first chance to do an unsupervised Humira injection. We did a test run on Wednesday with the dummy pen and I was more than a little controlling. I wanted it to be done right, to maybe do it myself, but I have to let her do it for the time being. I was a little nervous; understandbke right? What if the injection from two weeks ago – the one that was so effortless and pain free – was a fluke? Nothing but beginners luck? I certainly felt that way when I first started ny my…

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Bloody Typical

Heard of the phrase “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips”? I choose to add; “pushing through the guts” too and it is bloody true for me right now. I had pizza for dinner last night. It was delicious, dont get me wrong and nothing out of the ordinary. But it most definitely did not feel that way at 5.30 in the morning. That gut wrenching pain that spreads through my left lower quadrant doubling me up in pain. That bring me to begin cursing my stupid hunger the night before and whatever possessed me to eat so…

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This was today, again. Me and mom went along to the Endoscopy suite at Good Hope for my Humira appointment with my IBD nurse this afternoon. She got trained by my nurse, Ruth, and had to give me my shot. And you know what? No pain. After a try out with the dummy pen, she was encouraged to do my real one. I got abit panicked and starting freaking out a little, but next thing you know, the plunger goes down, the drug is administered and it’s all over in 10 short seconds. It was nothing. I’d thought it was…

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The BIG H – revisited, slightly

So yesterday was Humira Thursday. I had an appointment with my IBD nurse to get me fixed up with this injection, phew! It was pretty uneventful. I had tears – as usual now with the Big H, the bastard – and she did my injection for me. Pushed down on the ‘trigger’ and gave me my Crohn’s medication. Thank goodness! I felt alot better afterwards. Feels weird to say it, but it does really help. I need to remember that feeling for the next 12 days until my next one. I’m not sure if what I am going through is…

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GI Clinic – 15.05.12

Outcomes: – Iron Infusion in the coming weeks. – Humira injection next Thursday can be done with my IBD nurse in the endoscopy suite at the hospital. – Colonoscopy is due in 2 months time. Thoughts: It is a weight of my mind to sort my Humira out. I was very upset about my stupid stupid self for not being able to inject myself as effectively like I once could. This is the next option for me; getting someone to give it to me. First the nurse at the hospital. Then a nurse at the GP practice. Then, if I…

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