Humira 2-Month Update: Holding On
|Okay, so maybe I'm not holding on|
quite like *that* anymore...but, you
know what I mean.
My wrists have been the primary problem as of late and so far they have shown the following improvements this week versus my average for the past couple months:
- No throbbing or radiating pain without movement
- Extended (though still somewhat limited) range of motion
- Increased strength as evidenced by my opening jars, easily gripping cups, using the pepper grinder and not having a problem with my Costco-sized bottle of dishwasher detergent
- No waking during the night due to wrist pain
- Being able to give Tom a pain-free high-five (yes, we high-five each other on occasion)
Today is the only day all week that I would say my wrists have really felt sore. They’ve been a little weak still, and would feel sore with pressure or weight, but that’s about it. I was a little disappointed today when I woke up with slightly sore and stiff wrists, but then I remembered: it’s Humira day. Hopefully it’ll kick in and my wrists will keep improving.
On the down side, I have had a few other remaining symptoms—mainly sore fingers, and a new nodule forming on my left-hand middle finger. I won’t show you, so I’m not mistaken for making vulgar gestures :) Oh, and so you can’t see my monster hands. My hands are too small to be considered Seinfeld’s “man hands”, but every time I get new nodules I call them my “monster hands” as they seem to be mutating.
At any rate, my March appointment is only a few weeks away. Unless anything big changes, I think I’m going to hold on to this mild improvement, hope that it continues, and plan on keeping my original appointment as scheduled.
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!