How to Find an Injection Site (realistic guide)

1. Check your chart: which area will it be today? How exciting, always a surprise here

2. Once you’ve found your area, start poking

3. Poke… poke… poke…

4. If it hurts to poke, or if there’s a bruise from last week, ignore that site

5. Poke.. poke… poke… everywhere hurts… poke…

6. At last! A place that doesn’t hurt to poke! 

7. Oh, but there’s not much fat there…

8. Whatever, set your needle to 4 instead of 6

9. It’s kind of on the edge of the acceptable area… whatever…

10. Inject! Yay!

11. Why is my whole arm burning…? 

BG-12 (Best name ever, right?)

What is BG-12?

Well, I’m not really sure either, but I can tell you that: 

1. it’s an oral MS med

2. it’s not Gilenya

3. I’m scared of Gilenya…

4. it’s about to go into phase 3 testing 

5. the testing will be vs my lovely med, Copaxone!

So, my current thing to ponder (and email my doctor about) is whether I should try to sign up to be a participant in the testing… I’m a little scared of getting a placebo and unknowingly being without treatment for months. That seems like a generally bad idea for me, although I know it would benefit the MS community etc etc yada yada… but okay being off treatment is scary! 

If you (yes YOU, if you exist) know anything about BG-12 or have any thoughts to share… go ahead and do that 🙂 

Lists are So Easy :)

Since I’ve been failing lately at blogging, I thought I’d get back into it by doing something I’m VERY GOOD at: making lists. Today’s list:

Thing to Do instead of Considering the Fact that You (yes, YOU) Have a Lifelong Disease (Fun Times)

1. Eat cotton candy ice cream (for ye wes students, there’s cotton candy ice cream at usdan today!) 

2. Clean your room (ha.) 

3. Ponder the meaning of life

4. Study

5. Paint your nails 

6. Hug your roommate 🙂 

7. Read the paper

8. Okay, fine, just read the Sunday Styles section of the NYT online

9. Think about why the goddamn NYT is no longer free online 

10. Sing!

11. Make to-do lists

12. Read all interesting CNN articles plus some random fashion blogs

13. Avoid your schoolwork a little more, why don’t you…

14. Call your mom

15. Check your mailbox

16. Think of something evil to do to your little brothers (watch out, hehehe) 

17. Make a new playlist 

18. Make your own waffles at brunch

19. Write some sketch comedy 

20. And realize you need to do your copaxone injection soon, rendering the above list slightly useless…. oh well

Epic. Nursing. Fail.

more to follow when I’m less annoyed about nurses and their epic fail tendencies. But I swear, I’m usually a positive person! I’m going to think happy thoughts about flowers and springtime (which has yet to arrive in Connecticut really, other than some random daffodils looking cold and lonely outside the science center)….

This is somehow cheerful post injection. Today’s was not much fun and now my leg looks deformed. Really, life? Ya gotta make my leg look nasty too? 

In other news, supposedly the best place to absorb vitamin D from sunshine is the backs of your knees… everybody try to figure out how to do that efficiently haha.