I had a bit of déjà vu this
week. If you’ve been following my story,
you may recall the start of my "Sed Rate Saga" -- my hesitation to get my blood drawn back in November and the
immediate call from my doctor’s office after my lab results came in because my
inflammation was high. That’s what
prompted my switch from Enbrel to Humira to treat my rheumatoid autoimmune
disease (aka, rheumatoid arthritis). I
was told to try Humira for one month, as an every other week injection, then to
get my labs done again. After a month of Humira, I felt no different. Not
necessarily any worse, but not better, either.
So, I kind of wanted to play a guessing game and try to predict what my
sed rate would be (sed rate, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR] is a
marker of inflammation). My labs from
November revealed a sed rate of 41.
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. 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!