Living With MS

Discussing all aspects of Multiple Sclerosis, various treatments, including accurate information regarding Tysabri.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Tysabri Diary...,

Hi everyone,

I returned home a little while ago from my 22nd Tysabri infusion. They [ the small infusion center that I go to now]were really superduper busy, and I'm not sure why. There was a new nurse at the infusion center which decided she was going to "practice" her stabbing techniques on me when she was trying to insert the needle into my arm (where my largest veins are, on the inside of my elbow). After her third jab into my arm, I started crying as it really hurt, and screamed "Please stop!" I guess that kind of pissed her off (or embarrassed her as the some of the other patients there were watching her), but at that point, I really didn't care.

My regular infusion nurse came over and said, "It's okay Lauren, I'll get you all set up". And with one jab into my arm near my wrist, she was in, and then it was my normal infusion routine.

Everything went fine after that point, no problems. I'm going to keep this very short because I am not feeling all that well at the moment (this has nothing to do with Tysabri or the infusion). I had a slight accident yesterday when I fell out of my chair trying to pick up something off the floor, and the shinbone of my left leg landed on the foot pedal of my chair (which is really hard, like a cast-iron skillet) and it took the full force of my body weight when I landed on it. To make matters worse, I hit my head on the wall at the same time...., (I guess I should be grateful that I didn't break my kneecap).

So I'm going to have some pizza and a mudslide or two (maybe three or four) LOL, and just turn in for the night so that I can rest my leg (which is battered and bruised... you know what it's like when you get a HUGE bruise showing after about a minute following an injury)... sigh...for a split second, it reminded me of a couple of injuries I sustained when playing baseball for two different AAA baseball teams at the same time (all pre-MS symptomatology, of course - 1974 through 1975, I think?). Too bad that memory didn't last very long, oh well... such is life, I just keep moving forward, and try not to dwell on the past... I just forge on as I always do... boring, eh?

Have a great rest of the week everyone, bye for now...,

((((hugs)))) Love, Lauren :)