Those hazy, lazy days of summer are upon us and, as for me, I've been laying low.
I've recovered from my bout with optic neuritis but as a result of that flare-up my doc decided it was time for a change in therapy. Bye-bye Avonex. Hello Rebif.
Life with Avonex was really pretty simple. A single injection given once a week by The Señor. It rarely hurt.
Rebif on the other hand seems to be a whole 'nutha animal. Three injections per week given by the Señor if he is available and by moi if he is traveling. Oh, and this stuff hurts-like-the-dickens every single time. After a little research I learned that the hurts-like-the-dickens part is just part of life with Rebif and that I can expect it from now on.
Subjecting myself to extreme pain three times a week is not/nor has ever been on my bucket list. For the record, I don't see me learning to like it. With that said, I am thankful to have access to the drug & thankful that it has proven to be very effective. I also know there are others who experience much worst pain on a daily basis every day of their life. I know I am very blessed.
However, those things said, I still don't have to like it.
So, dear reader, thanks for "listening" to my little pity party. I actually feel much better putting these thoughts in to words.
Writing...it's so much cheaper than therapy.
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