Monday, November 5, 2012

Fifth Time's a Charm?

This afternoon I will be receiving my first infusion of Orencia.  I am nervous and excited.  What if I have a reaction?  What if it is the med that works for me?  So many questions and thoughts are racing through my head this morning, negative and positive.  I can't help but think that this is my fifth biologic I've tried in the course of my nearly 13 year history with RA.  This is getting tiresome, but I am still hopeful.

I've been able to get out walking again, which has been a miracle for my mental and physical health.  Both of my ankles are hit by RA and as you know, this makes walking a pain in the butt (and ankles).  I discovered that walking in Bogs, a rubber boot, somehow gives me the exact arch and ankle support I need to head out for a hike.  I never thought I would be choosing a rubber boot over my beloved hikers, but there you go.

So, T-Minus two hours til infusion time.  Dom is coming to keep me company, and the infusion room is pretty nice: comfy chair, windows and a kitchen.  I can do this.