Friday, 21 November 2008

1st Rebif Injection


Hello all,
Sorry for the lack of update but our laptop charger has been playing up and I have been struggling to even load the laptop up. Well Ava is now 5 weeks old today and we can't imagine life without her. She is settling a bit more at night and giving us a little more sleep now which is good.
I had steroids when Ava was a couple of weeks old and they really helped my legs and balance. I now must work with the Physio team to build up my strength to improve them further. The physio team was really impressed with me when they came out last week...they thought I may be worse than I was, as I ended up having a c section. I also started my rebif treatment a couple of weeks ago. I have been on 8mg and go up to 22mg tonight. I was pretty scared about doing the first injection....but it really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Fingers crossed, I haven't experienced any flu like side effects, I'm just getting slight bruising and skin reactions around the injection sites. I will keep you updated on how the increase in the dose goes.
The laptop is dying again so I will be back when I get a new charger!
Em xxx

2 comments:

Karla said...

Hey! How's life going with the new addition? We had our babe on Nov. 24 via Csec too...and now I am gearing up to go on meds too....would be nice to chat with someone going through EXACTLY the same things as me....if you feel up to it here's my email
kms20@hotmail.com
Hope you are getting more sleep than we are!! Talk soon.... =)
Karla

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