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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, May 18, 2008
The last one!
I thought I would share a little photo journey of my last injection. This is what my process looks like for those interested :)

This is getting all my stuff out and letting the injection warm from being in the fridge:
Injection set up

Here's my kit with gauze, alcohol wipes and bandaides.
All my "gear"

First I swipe my injection spot with the alcohol wipe so it drys before I stab myself. Then I start pulling out all the other things I'll need for once I've done the injection.
Pulling out the needle to put together the Avonex injection

And now I've put the needle together getting ready to stab. Sorry no pics of that part. It was too hard to take! This one is blurry too... sorry! Like my nail colour today? ;)
The needle ready to go for stabbing my muscle!

Ta da! Very last injection done! WOOHOO! So then I throw my used needle in my little sharpie box:
My sharpie contianer with all my needles

And lastly, I head to my counter to write in my clinical trial diary the time, date and what thigh I stabbed so I won't do the same one two weeks in a row.
My clinical trial diary where I write the time and date

Done! I can't believe I actually survived one year of stabbing myself when I used to faint at every stab or blood test I've ever done in my past. I'm pretty proud of myself for changing that part of me and doing the right thing with putting myself on an MS drug.