There’s a New Tool in Town ~ Rebidose
For those of use managing MS (Multiple Sclerosis), I value the importance to treat my relapsing-remitting disease with a DMD (disease modifying drug) my body responds to. For me, it’s been Rebif. For any drug I take, I like to research and learn about each one. Specifically, what’s the common goal and data for a respective drug? Is it safe? Does it provide efficacy? Does it slow down the process of this unpredictable disease? I understand this always isn’t an options for many, for varying reasons, but remember the importance of discussing all concerns and choices with your doctor. By doing so, I now have the ability to make good, educated decisions! That’s important.
During a recent visit with my MS Neurologist, he mentioned Rebif had a new and easier tool to inject my medication, Rebidose. He recommended I receive training from a MS LifeLines Nurse before starting. Appointment was made and the MS LifeLines Nurse provided her knowledge and training right here in the comfort of our home. She really eased the anxiety I was feeling with her beautiful smile and encouraging words. You’d think I was a newly diagnosed patient as opposed to a veteran of nearly 14 years! lol!
After the puppers paid their greetings, I was ready and focused on my training. My past injection practices were manually administered. After all these years of injecting, I needed to add my arms and buttocks to my rotation regimen. The Rebidose seemed like a good option for me to comfortably reach all areas. Let the “margarina” (dance) of injection sites begin! 🙂 Realizing the importance of rotating injection sites, I did receive permission from my neurologist not to inject these two areas. Following instructions and remaining compliant!
Later that evening, the moment of truth was now here. Injection! Talk about procrastination! It was now midnight and no time like the present. You know that feeling, anticipation, anxiety, will I do it right, will it hurt, all of the above. Time to get’er done. Deep breath, inject, mission accomplished! Another deep breath, a smile and chuckle, as I mumbled to myself, big baby! It wasn’t bad at all. Another day had come to an end. Feeling really good that I was able and did inject with this contraption, continuing to do what needs to be done while fighting the good fight!
We all have detours to manage. What are we going to do with what is dealt our way? We are truly blessed with many choices, options and/or decisions we make. How about you? What’s on your mind as you manage your detours?
Important to note: the above reflects my own personal experiences and opinions. Please speak to your physician with any questions you might have. They’ll be happy you did!
Make it a great day!
“Count Your Blessings”