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Offline agate

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Copaxone resumed after 10-year hiatus
« on: December 18, 2020, 09:47:39 pm »
The Whisperject came. One gelpack was included in the Welcome kit, along with a needle clipper that I probably won't ever use.

The nurse was here, and I did the first shot while she looked on. I opted for the left arm, which is almost the hardest one, so that I could get the hang of the Whisperject under "challenging" circumstances. My hand slipped at first but it wasn't hard.

Just as an aside, I think "Whisperject" is an unfortunate choice as a name. It's hard to say and it really doesn't mean a lot to me. Would anyone care much whether an auto-injecting device was particularly quiet?

My arm stopped hurting after several hours. Not bad at all.

And I got to wait an entire day before the next shot. That is liberation!

Tonight I chose a really easy site--the thigh. Armed with my bright red sharps container and an alcohol wipe, I did the shot without bothering with the gelpack.

Next time I'm going to bother with the gelpack. My leg still hurts.  It's all bearable though.

Today there was a phone appointment with the neuro. She very agreeably didn't insist on doing an MRI.

The next appointment will be 6 months from now, and there are to be no more phone appointments unless I have a cellphone with a camera.

The receptionist says it's really easy. If I can't manage that, I'd need to have an in-person appointment. Maybe 6 months from now, that will be possible again.

Now I won't need another shot until Monday! ;D 8)

MS Speaks--online for 17 years

SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010. Glatopa (glatiramer acetate 40mg 3 times/week) since 12/16/20.


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