Thursday, July 21, 2011

Good news, bad news

Bad news: Orencia infusion today
Good news: didn't need my anxiety meds before and my blood pressure was low right before she stuck me with the needle

Bad news: got blood on my shirt
Good news: that was because only one stick and the needle went into my port 1st time and had great blood return!

Bad news: I had to sit there for 2 1/2 hours.
Good news: I got my favorite place in the corner. I swear the chair is made of coach leather it's so soft.

Bad news: I feel like I was hit by a truck, exhausted, nauseous, achy (never reacted like this in the 1 1/2 years I've been taking this).
Good news: Maybe the medicine is finally messing with my cells and it's working and that's why I feel like this.

Bad news: I probably will be in bed all day tomorrow. (hmm maybe that's good)
Good news: Beverly Hills 90210 marathon in pj's

Ok I'm falling asleep. I'll write a bigger entry tomorrow.


  1. I hope you start to feel better! Let's hope this slip backwards is because the med is working. Got my eyes crossed for you that this is the case.

  2. Hi Brigid,

    I enjoyed your positive spin on the pros and cons of infusions. I look forward to reading more! I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself - I'm recently diagnosed with severe RA in Dec. 2010. I've been living with it for a little over one year.

  3. Hi, I found your blog through the RA Warrior Facebook page.

    I'm waiting for approval for Orencia... now you're kind of scaring me! I'm due for infusions, but maybe eventually can go to the self-injectable like I had with Enbrel.

    I've bookmarked your page so I can follow your progress!


  4. Don't let my blog scare you. Even the nurses say I am an extreme case. Everyone responds different. Good luck with your treatment.

  5. Thanks Brigid, reading your blog helped me to know that I am not alone. I am having a bad day and knowing others are there to share their experience, strength and hope, helps me cope. I am not resigned to laying around today, but alas I do have a wonderful book to keep me company.
    God bless!