I just drove home with over $1,700 worth of drugs in my car – it's a good thing the cops didn't pull me over.
The drugs? My first four SureClick injections of Enbrel. That's it: four weeks' supply. I could have gotten more, but charging that much was enough, and if the power goes out (they have to be refrigerated), I don't want to be responsible for having more on hand.
Along with the drugs, I got three Toblerone bars to feed my emotional need for comfort at the moment. I had a day filled with some crap moments. My three little toes (hey! one Toblerone bar for each!) on my left foot were hurting this morning, then kicked up a fuss again this afternoon to such an extent that I had to pull off my boot at work and ice them. (And what is it with those little toes – now the right foot is hurting. It's not like I dance en pointe or anything.)
Then, because of the timing of everything, I'm not sure Enbrel's Enliven support services will be able to get a nurse here tomorrow night to oversee my first injection. I'm taking my Methotrexate tomorrow, and I want to do both injections on the same night, so whether someone's here or not, I'm going for it. The other injection was a breeze, so how hard can the SureClick be? After all, it's not like you get to test an EpiPen before you use it.
I started reading forums to see if anyone else had done an injection for the first time on their own and all I read was how horribly painful it was, not how hard it was. I started freaking out, until I found this site that put things in perspective.
So, am I totally naive? Can I do this on my own? I'm pretty confident, and really had absolutely no problem at all with the Methrotrexate injection.