This afternoon I will be receiving my first infusion of Orencia. I am nervous and excited. What if I have a reaction? What if it is the med that works for me? So many questions and thoughts are racing through my head this morning, negative and positive. I can't help but think that this is my fifth biologic I've tried in the course of my nearly 13 year history with RA. This is getting tiresome, but I am still hopeful.
I've been able to get out walking again, which has been a miracle for my mental and physical health. Both of my ankles are hit by RA and as you know, this makes walking a pain in the butt (and ankles). I discovered that walking in Bogs, a rubber boot, somehow gives me the exact arch and ankle support I need to head out for a hike. I never thought I would be choosing a rubber boot over my beloved hikers, but there you go.
So, T-Minus two hours til infusion time. Dom is coming to keep me company, and the infusion room is pretty nice: comfy chair, windows and a kitchen. I can do this.