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Hi, I’m Kim! This site provides a little insight to my journey of being diagnosised with Remitting Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis on October 26th 2004. I review books and documentaries, post MS-related news, and share my photos.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I think I'm figuring it out
I think I'm figuring it out

My injection on the weekend went really well. Until I pulled out the needle that is! I relaxed my thigh muscle well, didn't feel the poke, went in nice and smooth and not too slow, no blood when I pulled back while in the muscle but then I decided to pull out fast and maybe thats where I blew it? I bled like crazy! I see now that I hit a very surface level vein as it's all nicely blue and standing out. I recall my nurse who taught me injections pointing out the "good spots" and I thought I had picked a good-no-vein-in-the-way spot. Clearly I didn't! The good thing is that my turn around time for doing the whole injection is now between 4 to 5 minutes. That includes filling out all my clinical trial log and writing on the box for the trial too. I'm pretty happy about that. I don't "hover" over my leg any more and thats a nice change. Perhaps I should hover a little more on picking a better spot! Oh, and this week, I think I'm on the oral med because I can't even see where the injection hole is now a day later and I had a bit of a headache before dong the injection. So, yup, thats this weeks logic on being on Fingolimod instead of Avonex ;) Man, am I going to love finding out what I'm really on in 8 and a half months! Ohhh that means only 34 more injections to go! Woohooo!