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littlechina
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   Posted 2/26/2007 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I never would have believed it possible, but I am now giving my own injections. Granted, it's only possible with the auto injector...but still! I never thought I'd be able to do it.

Four weeks ago, when I started my treatment, I was cripplingly afraid of needles. I cried every night when I had to get my shot, which my husband patiently did for me. I got less afraid as the days went on, and I finally decided it was time for some independence. I have now done two injections all on my own. I can hardly believe it. The auto injector is great, I never have to see the needle!

A big thanks to MSBlessed! You really convinced me to give it a try! The folks at Shared Solutions are awesome. They even called me a few days after I got my auto injector to see how I was doing. Nice!!

uppitycats
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   Posted 2/27/2007 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad for you! Even having a tiny bit of power over this disease is a good thing!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Motown John
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   Posted 2/27/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Tuesday a,m,
 
Dear China girl:
 
Great for you.  Great for you.
 
John
 
 

rhondab
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   Posted 2/27/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Littlechina

GOOD FOR U!!!!! Glad to hear u've gained control over this and are doing so well!! Keep us up on how u'r doing!
rhonda
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littlechina
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   Posted 2/27/2007 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everybody! The fact these shots are no longer a big deal is a pretty big deal in itself! Thanks for letting me toot my horn a little!

Buckeye
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   Posted 2/27/2007 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
littlechina. I've been thinking of you! Our 1 month of injection anniversary is coming up!!! WoooHOOO for us and especially for you. Doesn't it make you feel great to do them yourself? I am very proud of you and you should be rockin' a big smile....toot away!

littlechina
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   Posted 2/27/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Buckeye, you are too sweet! Thanks! I almost forgot we started on the same day. How are your injections going? How are you feeling? Are you doing yours manually or with an auto injector? We should totally celebrate our 1 month anniversary with cake. Or ice cream. Or both!!

Buckeye
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   Posted 2/27/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Everything is going great, the belly one is weird feeling. The injections are easy, I use the autoinject. I don't like looking at the needle either. Right now I am experiencing Optic Neuritis but with out the injections it most likely would have been worse. I see my doc. next Friday. HMMm we should celebrate! I started a minute ago celebrating with 5 cookies...LOL But this Thursday I am going to make something special....wait..scratch that...my HUSBAND should make me something special.
Keep me informed, keep in touch.

Kimber
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   Posted 2/27/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Littlechina,
 
    Good job!!! You sound so proud of yourself, and you should be!  That's so terrific you were able to overcome your fear and do it yourself.  That autoinjector is such a nice little item, and Shared Solutions have always been a big help to us too.  Ours broke once and they shipped us a new one overnight no charge!  Best of luck and you'll be a pro in no time :-)
 
Kimber
 
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littlechina
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   Posted 2/27/2007 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, sorry to hear about the Optic Neuritis. I have yet to experience that, although I did lose some vision last month because my face was paralyzed and my eye wouldn't blink or shut. That was fun. At least it was only one eye, though.

Hang in there and DEFINITELY have your hubby make you something special! I'm gonna have mine do the same. He doesn't even have to make it, he can buy me a cheesecake! Costco's bakery does amazing cheesecake. Whatever you end up doing, you enjoy it!!

mesea
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   Posted 2/28/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy for u. I've been giving my on shots since the Thursday before Christmas. Like u I was so scared of the needle. I didn't have anyone else to give the shot so I had to go into the drs office every week to get the (avonex) shots. I have to say the sight of the needle still scares me,but giving my self the shot gives me such a sense of accomplisment and confidece that it more than makes up for the fright. So, keep on going. Pretty soon u'll feel like a pro.

BYE!!!

Sheila

littlechina
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   Posted 2/28/2007 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys are freakin' awesome. Thanks for all the praise and for sharing your experiences. My husband is so empathetic and understanding, but it's so nice to have a place where people actually KNOW what it's like. You have all been wonderful and I am so glad I found this place. Thanks everyone!
~Niki

MSBLESSED
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   Posted 3/2/2007 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Niki~
As I sit here with tears in my eyes reading your first post thanking me, reminds me why I joined this forum. If I was able to encourage and bless just one person, I decided it would somehow make this disease worth it. Injection site reactions and all. I've had one of the most emotional and challenging weeks I've had in a while (don't even ask) but reading your post really helped. I haven't even had the emotional strength to log on to my home computer, and I'm typically one serveral times a week. You have no idea how that simple thank you encouraged me to keep going and keep posting. Please share what I've shared with you with someone else. That's what it's all about. Thank you so very much for touching my life the way you have.

Sending you a million emotional Costco cheesecakes!!
Gina~

littlechina
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   Posted 3/2/2007 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Gina,

Wow. I just don't know what to say. I guess that's what keeps drawing us all back to this place...the support and the sharing from others. I am so glad that I could make you feel a little better, even if I didn't know I was doing it! Like you say, sometimes being able to encourage another is enough to encourage us to keep going ourselves. And I think that's what this place is all about. I am really glad to have the opportunity to talk to you and others like us. It sure makes a difference, doesn't it? We should really chat sometime. I'd love to get to know you better (do you have MSN messenger or something like that?). I hope that tomorrow is a very happy day for you!

Love and Light,
Niki

MSBLESSED
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   Posted 3/2/2007 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have both at work and not sure what the heck is insatlled on this laptop at home. It's my daughter Brianna's!! LOL!! (x-mas gift from Grandma) Anyway, my computers hard drive crashed a while ago, but I will get it going this weekend. I'll also check and see if MSN or AIM is installed on here. Once I have that going I'll post and let you know. I also look forward to chatting with you. I'm SO proud of you doing your own injections. It makes me smile just to think about it. You've brought love and light to my night. Thanks! I'm beat and headed to bed now. I'll talk to you tomorrow.

Gina~

montecarlo
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   Posted 3/3/2007 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have MS,my mom does and when she was self injecting she had alot of trouble,thank God someone came out with the auto!Things are much better. I say''here's to you!'' good that it is at one small step to making life more tolerable! She taught me how to do it as well,(she practiced on fruit) It has to be kind of hard thing to get used too.I sure am proud of everyone who does this day in and day out!!ya'all take care!!
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