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Kesimpta was approved

Kesimpta was approved

I broke my glass coffee pot this weekend. This seems to happen every two years if not yearly. I do have to say the last time I wasn’t the one who broke it but I shouldn’t brag because I’m pretty sure every other time it was me. I don’t buy expensive coffee pots for this precise reason but I really hated my last purchase. I always put cinnamon in my coffee grinds and this basket constantly caused the caused the…

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How fatigue affects life

How fatigue affects life

I’ve been so tired lately. I never really took in to account how my body would react to work being done in my place. I knew I would be shifted around slightly but didn’t think it was a big deal. I was clearly wrong. By the time the afternoon comes around I’m struggling to get myself to the bathroom. I’m back to dreading every time the need comes. Sometimes I’m so tired that the hesitancy I talked about recently Bladder…

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I’m feeling ok, another infusion in the past

I’m feeling ok, another infusion in the past

It is beautiful out although slightly chilly. That doesn’t stop me from opening windows to let some fresh air through. I don’t mind the chill, it feels nice because the sun is hitting this side of the building. Once the sun starts to move I will start to freeze. The temperature is only 46 degrees out, not really windows open weather. It’s that sun hitting so directly that adds so much heat. It feels really nice. I’ve been feeling pretty…

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Rituxan infusion pre-meds sickness

Rituxan infusion pre-meds sickness

Hopefully I am through the worst of it now. Yesterday was pretty bad. I believe my exact words to my mom were, “I am four breaths shy of death”. There wasn’t a spot on my body that didn’t hurt. It’s a good thing these infusions happen every six months because you have plenty of time to forget. I can even go back and look at past blog posts and see exactly how I felt. However, it’s a little different each…

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Ocrevus vs Rituxan

Ocrevus vs Rituxan

My infusion scheduled for March 17. I’ve been on many of the disease modifying MS drugs over my 23 year span with the disease. Betaseron still holds the record of 12 years but that also has to do with the drugs that were available when I first got diagnosed. I have been on either Rituxan or Ocrevus since 2016. I group these two drugs together for very specific reasons, they are fundamentally the same. The biggest difference is Rituxan is…

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Skin infection, antibiotics and the one who couldn’t deal

Skin infection, antibiotics and the one who couldn’t deal

I was at my primary care physician yesterday because I have a cut on my shin that is infected. I had antibiotics in the house and I started to self medicate and it wasn’t really working so I got an appointment. She prescribed a stronger antibiotic and a cream but thankfully it wasn’t cellulitis or any further issue that needed more care. This was my fault. I knew it was infected for a while. My Zoey never left that spot…

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Time goes by quickly and slowly

Time goes by quickly and slowly

Another Friday is here. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or because I don’t do much but these weeks go so fast. I’m not bored Most days I’m amazed at how fast the day went. I use to say the days go slow but the years go fast. Now it seems everything is speeding on by. My daughter is 21. She’s a senior in college. That alone is enough to shock me. However in an old draw…

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Starting to feel more like myself

Starting to feel more like myself

I think I’m through the worst of the infusion side effects now, more or less. I didn’t have the greatest weekend. By the end of the days my legs felt very weak. I did sleep on my chair both nights. Thankfully I did because Saturday night, without my water pill, I was still up every two hours to use the bathroom. My legs would have been too weak to get me up and down into my bed. I made the…

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End of summer marks next Rituxan infusion

End of summer marks next Rituxan infusion

Is summer over yet? I’m ready to put on my oversized sweatshirt. It doesn’t matter that I stay indoors with AC the humidity penetrates to my bones. I know this question was asked by Steve over at MSich Chronicles http://msichchronicles.blog/2020/07/29/evansville-heat/, but how do people with MS live in hot, humid places? I’m in countdown mode until I can officially say its Fall. Right around the time of my next Rituxan infusion. For any new readers, I switched back to Rituxan…

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A blister formed after Rituxan infusion again

A blister formed after Rituxan infusion again

On Wednesday I was feeling something itching me under me right breast. I looked many times but didn’t see anything. I was on high alert looking for blister under my breasts. I was very concerned over a repeat episode of the side effects that happened last September. https://multipleexperiences.org/2019/09/17/blisters-on-breast/?preview=true&frame-nonce=b3345af611. When my aid looked on Thursday she was able to see a few little bumps in the area like a rash. We used a little Neosporin on the area. Last night I…

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