Happy #HumiraDay #1

People do weekly roundups so I thought why the hell shouldn’t I jump on that bandwagon too. Slightly different though…

So most of the time I take my Humira shot every other week and it’s when I’m setting up to inject I usually think about what’s happened since the last time I had my dose – the good, the bad, fun things, things I’m grateful for…what kind of diary would be complete without some sort of bullet point list, right?! (I’m not quite at the bullet journal stage of my life and quite frankly think it’d be too much faff for me to not only create one but fill one in every day…I will admire yours though because they are so pretty!).

The Good

  • Met with a new doc who was FAB – he’s looking into why I keep getting rejected for weekly shots and generally made me feel even more well looked after than the last doc!
  • 10th Valentine’s Day together with Mr Crohns
  • Meeting up with an old school friend and laughing like there was no tomorrow!

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So You’re Starting Humira…

You’ve been diagnosed with and IBD (or possibly some sort of other autoimmune disease) and you’ve been told that Humira is a treatment option for you…I was reminded about how I felt about Humira when I saw my “on this day” on Facebook this morning and it’s still totally relevant for me…

The first medication I was put on after my diagnosis was azathioprine (pet name “aza”) but after suspected pancreatitis I was switched to Humira. It sounded wonderful – I’d only have to take it every two weeks, a lot of people get good results and virtually no side effects! Hurrah! Continue reading “So You’re Starting Humira…”