$39.95 Plus shipping and handling! Yes folks, that is how old I am today! Not 40, how droll....nope, $39.95 plus shipping and handling. That's my story and I am sticking to it!!!
I wish I could say that this decade is rolling in for me with a sense of certainty, but since I can't I will fill you in on the situations at hand.
Medically, things are still up in the air, although a plan has been etched out. Next week, 11/30, I will go into NYC and meet with an RN who runs a study on a new med that is not due out until sometime early next year. The RN and I did have a long telephone conversation and it seems that I will fit nicely into their study. However, formalities must be observed, so on the 30th I will go to fill out mounds of paperwork, bloodwork, a chest x-ray and TB test. As long as all is okie dokie I will be able to be entered into the study and begin to receive the drug.
The drug in called Orencia and it is a biological response modulator which means it has been manufactured to specifically target part of the immune response in RA. Orencia suppresses t-cell response in inflammation. The drug has been tolerated very well and shows little to no side effect, unlike the drug I was just on. It is also given via IV infusion though and I will go to the same unit as before to get it.
The first month you receive three doses, day 1, day 15 and day 29. Thereafter, the infusion is every 28-30 days and it should only take about an hour! That is also good news, much less time than before.
I will keep you posted about it.
The family is good! Football season has just ended and Fuzzy had his dinner last night and received his trophy and jacket. He is thrilled. My little football man looks quite handsome in it, I will post pics as soon as I have them.
Hammer will be starting wrestling soon, which will be his first sport since pee-wee soccer, t-ball and karate, all of which ended by second grade. He requested this, I hope he likes it, I would love to see him finding something physical that he enjoys.
Pumpkin Muffin is doing great in dance and piano, and is very busy practicing for an outdoor Christmas concert that is coming up in a couple of weeks.
That is all for now, sorry I have been away so long, I missed you all, and have been reading here and there. I will try to get back to reading more and commenting too. I hate the ads... and I am really hopefu that AOL will let us turn them off soon and only non-AOL people will have to see them.