hah...Diva!..."touchy feely bunch"....love it, that was cute.
Sandie...bummer!!!!!!!! but, this too shall pass & your infusion will be here lickity-split. just think, if you had gone & you did have an infection or something in the throat...perhaps you would have gotten doubly sick!
if i were you, i think i would absolutely tell my manager or employer "Every so-and-so weeks I'll need to be having to get a treatment at the hospital...." and explain what Remicade is. i feel that by giving a fair and well-ahead-of-time warning of what's going on, when it'll be happening, and so on.....will make you look very responsible. i don't think any employer in their right minds would hold this against someone.
and should your infusions go really well, and after a few they get quicker....ya might even wanna return to work the same day of the infusion.
things will work out. but yeah...i would let them know too.
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 300mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections when needed; Mercaptopurine 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 10mgQD mantainance; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan 300mg; Reglan; LidoDerm Patches; Diazepam 5mg for AS back spasms; Rozerem 8mg; Dilaudid 4mg tabs for pain.