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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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Sunday, November 18, 2007
I just did my injection 6 minutes ago and my leg still hurts! It pinched really good when I inserted the needle, didn't hit a vein going in but I bled a good amount when pulling the needle out. I can still feel exactly where I injected the muscle with every step I take. Boooo. I'm questioning if my leg muscle I injected into was flexed a bit with the way that I was sitting. Could that do it? Would it hurt more injecting into my muscle when it's not fully relaxed? Any thoughts from you more experienced Avonex injectors?

The good part... It took 4 minutes round trip to do this injection. That includes getting the little band aids, alcohol swabs, gauze thingy to dab away the blood, setting up injection, putting needle in sharpie box when done, band aiding the hole left behind, packing it all up and recording my times and which thigh I injected in on my trial paperwork. Phew. Done for one more week.

On Tuesday I'm back at the MS clinic for my 6 month check in! Half way done the trial now! Woohooo! I'll be going first to St. Pauls hospital first thing in the morning for my eye exam, then drive to UBC hospital for the rest of "stuff". I'll be doing the life questionnaires, blood work, urine, Pulmonary Function Test, Neuro exam (one blinded, one not), general physical and I think that might be it. Needless to say, I'll be there all day! Oh and I wonder if I'll be doing the cognitive tests. I better not play any crib over the next two days just in case. It totally screws with my counting concentration if two numbers equal 15!