This will have to be a bit of a digest as I'm just back online after waiting 8 weeks for BT to connect my phone line after a house move!
The company that deals with the Humira deliveries and the nurse who comes out to help are really easy to communicate with, you get loads of phone calls and the helpline is really good too. There is never any reason to feel in the dark about any of it.
I decided the best way to go with the injections was just to do it - in fact I was so keen to get the second one over and done with I didn't warm it up enough - YOWCH, it stung like a wasp sting! The third time I warmed it up by curling up in bed with it for a while and barely felt anything.
For anyone scared of needles - if you use the pen injector you never even see the needle, it only comes out after you have pressed the pen on you skin and when you pull it out a cuff comes down and covers it.
One bit of advice for anyone using a sharps bucket for the first time - DO NOT fiddle with it; handle it carefully and read all and any instructions that come with it. If you accidentally seal it you will not be able to re-open it and you will have to order a new one. Dim old me grabbed the first one and said "oooh what does this slidey thing do?" Ooops. The nurse said loads of people do that, maybe there should be more of a warning!
I haven't noticed a huge improvement yet, though I was in terrible pain before the third injection and it has lessened noticeably. Unfortunately I caught a virus over Christmas and have been exhausted and felt sick for weeks. And for some reason my right eyeball really hurts