at the Water's Edge

Living life and learning all I can along the way!

My First Humira Injection

I'm taking a bit of a photojournalistic approach for this post.  Tom documented the process for my first Humira injection, so I figured I would share it.  You can read about my switch from Enbrel to Humira to treat my rheumatoid arthritis here.

Pouty face - getting ready to inject Humira for the first time
Pouty face - time to inject myself with a new medicine

Happy face - Hoping Humira works
Happy Face - here's to hoping this works!

prepping injection site for Humira
Prepping the injection site

reading instructions for Humira injection
Reading the instructions over - have to get this right!

Getting ready to inject my first Humira shot
Squeeze the skin...get ready....get set...

Giving myself a shot - my first Humira injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
GO!  My first Humira injection.

There's not much to say about Humira yet - it will take some time to tell what it does for me.  All I can say so far is that the Enbrel "Sure Click" auto-injector was much friendlier -- less painful and easier to administer.  This pen was weird; I could really feel it pushing the liquid underneath my skin, and others were right: it burns.  Good news:  I'm only on every other week injections for now.

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Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Copernicus. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!