Wednesday, September 26, 2007

My Personal Crohn's Update

Since some of you guys have been asking....I am doing fairly well right now. I am off of the Asacol, Pentasa, 6mp, etc. I am currently only on Humira. I am due for a shot in about 5 minutes so I thought I would write. My neck is hurting, so my excercise (soccer, running, weight-lifting) is decreasing while my weight is increasing. I haven't gained too much..but a couple pounds. For those of you that don't know me. I am the rare Crohn's guy that never feels too skinny. I eat a cheeseburger and gain 3 pounds...that's just me. So when I get sick or have a Chron's flare up, (and this is sick) I like the liquid diet and weight loss portion. Anyways, my Crohn's Disease is currently under control. i am watching my diet and trying to behave. The night sweats are on and off. One night they are awful. The next night they are OK. I think I have had two good nights in a row, but the AC has been on cold and now that I have a Humira shot coming I will probably sweat tonight. ****UPDATE**** I got my Humira shot tonight and Amy pushed the plunger down on the syringe much faster than normal. This was a good thing. I got it over in 5 seconds instead of 25 and all things considered this Humira shot was significantly less painful.

4 comments:

Brandi in Seattle said...

It's good to hear that the Humira is working. I started it today with 4 loading doses. It was way easier and a ton less painful than I imagined. I too am one of those Crohnie's that don't have a problem with keeping the weight on. It's nice to know I'm not the only freak of nature. lol Anyway, thanks for being such a great inspiration and I wish you the best. :-) Brandi in Seattle

Brandi from Seattle said...

Scott, Have you ever used the pen? Just wondering what the difference is between the syringe and the pen. :-)

Scottie and ames said...

My wife said the nurse had some issue with the pen...i can't remember what it was, but she strongly recommended I stick with the shots. LAst nights shot wasnt very painful. I am glad I overhyped it and made it easier for ya! Did you do one in each arm and leg?

Brandi In Seattle said...

I did a shot in each leg and one shot on each side of my tummy. If you remember what the issues with the pen are, can you let me know? Take care.

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