See this empty syringe? That’s not just any empty syringe. That’s the LAST one I have to inject into my body, based on my current plans for my MS treatment. After almost 4 years of giving myself shots three times a week, I am switching drugs. I’m thankful to report this is a proactive measure, and not because I had a relapse on Copaxone. Thursday I start on Ocrevus, and will spend the day doing that. Two weeks later I will have another infusion. And then once every 6 months. 🙀
DID YOU DO THAT MATH? 156 needles a year, NOW JUST TWO!!
Yay for modern medicine, doctors who talk about all options, and a team of people who care about me and my well being.
I have talked with so many of you about treatment options and what drugs you are using, and learned about your thoughts and experiences. I am excited to experience for myself and be able to discuss with people seeking new treatment. The power of connecting with people on social media and blogs, by simply using hashtags, still blows my mind.
On to the next one! Full disclosure: I am nervous as hell because, well, it’s new to me, and side effects always sound scary….. so send me those prayers and positive vibes. More to come on Thursday.
❤ MS Andrea Jackson