Wish I had seen this sooner, sorry for the late reply. As luck would have it was in for my first remicade treatment the day you started this post. In there with me was a college student also getting remicade, this was the 3rd semester for him on it. I asked him if he'd mind some questions since it was my fist time and well I never had to deal with it at that young of an age so I was curious (I'm not a shy person LOL)
He was happy to talk about
things with someone who understood the disease. He said that remicade has actually helped his life as a student. He only schedules on days when he's got afternoon or no classes so the IV times aren't forcing him out of any classes. He doesn't have the urgency so he's able to stay in class AND concentrate without worrying how much he's going to miss by running to the facilities all the time. He doesn't have to borrow notes or do make up work to get his grades up from missing too much, he's all around happy with it. He said the only thing he is bothered by with remicade is that he didn't start it sooner because his first 3 semesters would have been alot easier.
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 19m (7/08)~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - 1st Remicade 8/20 - Align 1x day Prenatal Vitamin
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferrlicet IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg