Well finally the day arrived on Monday- was really stressed and grumpy before the nurse came. He was so nice, went over everything again, had me sign more paperwork, let me practice with his dummy injector, then it was time for the real thing- deep breathe, and did it. The injection was painless, which MTX was not. So happy. Anyway Tuesday came, wakened feeling rested and looking forward to the day, well as much as I can when every joint is screaming at the least effort , however by the afternoon felt I had so much energy, and realised I had not taken any meds for nausea.....unusual but maybe I just was eating more sensibly. Have started a real conscious effort to lose weight, what with no exercise and limited activity, steroids and DMARDS that cause weight gain have piled on nearly a stone since December, anyway I diverse.
Today, 48 hours after taking my first Simponi dose, I realised I can actually move a little easier, still taking as much pain meds, but it does feel easier. Mid morning I noticed I had not one single hot stinkin sweat...not one...and I get these every blooming hour or so, and here I am not a one. Oh so exciting, is the Simponi doing what it says on the tin, this early? Anyways suffice to say, renewed energy, no rivulets of sweat pouring down my body, sun shining, I decided that I could walk the dog, not her usual 15 minutes with me, but a whole hour. On the way back I really struggled, just sore. So home and rested for an hour, then, sun is still shining, a few dust smotes teased me as they danced in the evening sun, so yes, you guessed it, started washing the floor and dusting, and a whole host of other things. And so here I am, pain meds at the max, splints on and so angry with my own stupidity . How many times do I have to tell myself to slow down, how many times do I have to read of others doing exactly the same thing and not pacing ourselves- am such an idiot. Anyways, will be better tomorrow and for tomorrow I have learned today.. Until the next dust smote catches my eye
Just wanted to share a little laughter with all of you ...maybe just maybe this biologic is the answer-
Hugs to all from this ever living optimist