Today i just had my first 4 humira shots. I had them done at my hospital with my IBD nurse watching over me.
Got abit nervous while i was waiting to see her, but once i was in and everything was underway i was fine.
Went through the normal warnings, ie make sure you dont have an infection ect. Went and checked all the pen's expiry date & liquid color ect. Then time for my first injection!
My nurse did the first one for me, and it stung abit, more than i expected. She then looked at me and asked if i felt comfortable doing the next one or did i want to watch another being done. I'm the type of person who has to jump straight in otherwise i get wierd about things! So off i went, and i did the other three shots.
They all stung but my nurse was ace and let me do all the shots in my tummy. She was seriously impressed at how confident i was doing the shots for the first time.
It was fairly easy, i did bleed abit after each shot but i just pressed down on it using the alcohol wipe.
I'm really tired now, and my tummy isnt sore but i can feel it (if you guys know what i mean?). I have a slight headache so will be heading to bed shortly.
All in all, a good day!
Dx - Crohn's - 2006, Depression = 2010
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron tablets, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks,
Allergic to Infliximab
Doing BSc (Hons) degree Equine Science - some support from uni. This year has had to be split in to two.