Thought I'd try to post a positive experience! Sun is shining here in Edinburgh after a horrendous wet day yesterday. i had my infliximab infusion this morning. I try to get an early morning appointment and arrived very early because the RA wards are now in a spanking new building which I'd never been to before. Before it was very worn and dreary, but the new building is white and bright and feels very well made. We have reclining chairs for the infusions and art for health paintings on the wall. Lovely. I'm sure that the staff are really boosted by this move, which was really overdue.
I've been having my anti-tnf for about 9 years now, and it gets done within an hour. You get good obs and today there was a lovely student nurse (hello if you're reading this - you'll know who you are!!) who was really interested in what its like to have RA, to get the new treatments and so on. She said that their education now involves a session on the expert patient and they're encouraged to be aware that the same disease can be experienced very differently in different people. So for me its just the back up mtxate treatment until mid-September.
I usually take it easy afterwards, went for an hours sleep, but am now picking up my day. Hope that's reassuring for anyone starting biologics.