Sunday, March 13, 2011
Had my Actemra (tocilizumab) infusion on Tuesday, and this is what my arm looked like yesterday.
I'm hoping that it won't look this way every time. When I get my blood work done, sometimes I bruise a little, sometimes not.
I just wanted you all to see this and know that it's not like I was tortured or anything. And it's not like the very nice lady who put in the IV line couldn't find a vein or anything. She got it right off the bat, and there was just a pinch – it's not like she killed me or anything.
I just bruise easily. Always have, really. And now I think more so. My tender, tender skin obviously didn't react well to teeny, weeny, eensy, tiny drops of liquid being ever, ever so slowly infused into it and decided to freak out and get all bruisey as a result.
If this sort of thing keeps up, it's not going to look so pretty come summertime...