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Saturday, June 17, 2006

On Pins And Needles Part II

I had my first injection last Tuesday! Noooo, I didn't do it myself... yet. I was scared to death and extremely nervous about it. The nurse was so sweet and when she was about to give me the shot and noticed (which was not difficult, haha) how horrified I was, she looked up at me and compassionately said: " I know, honey."
I glanced at her while she was holding the syringe right above my skin and replied: " If I can look at it, I will be fine! I just need to get over that point."
And before I knew it, while I was still watching, she plunged in the needle. Arrghhh.... ehhh.... ??!! That's it? That wasn't too bad. I didn't feel anything, until the fluid went it. It burned and stung terribly. And then it was over! Well, guess what? I want to do it myself next time:-)

It's incredible to see the effect that the Humira already has. On the following Thursday, we could see the swellings around my knuckles in my hands had gone down to almost half their proportions. Let me put it this way: I can actually see I have knuckles, something I haven't been able to see for a long time because of all the swelling! Today, they are even less. And it's said that the medicine takes it's full effect within a few months? I can only imagine! Praise The Lord!

So anyone considering taking Humira, if it's affordable, don't hesitate and delay any longer. Speaking from my own experience I would urge you: go for it!

It's a miracle to me. Not just another blessing nor a great blessing, but a miracle. Upon consideration... great or small, aren't all blessings miracles? :-)

Hebrews 2:4
God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

24 Comments:

Blogger Seeker said...

Praise the Lord, He's allowed the development of this medication that can give you so much relief. I'm very happy for you. And I KNOW you will do fine with the injections.

June 17, 2006 6:37 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Dearest Corry

I'm sooooo happy for you, lieve zus :)
To God be the glory!
It's a big miracle!
Our Lord is so good.

I read about Patrick too.
It's another miracle too!
Our Lord is so faithful and awesome.

Praise Him!
Hallelujah!

June 17, 2006 8:23 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Karen,
Yes, He did and it all worked out according to His perfect time and will.

I will let you know when I am a pro. grin.
Have a blessed weekend, dear sister.

Audrey,
Amen!

I pray His blessings will continue as well where it concerns your mom and y'all.

Have a blessed day, lieve zus:-)

God's Grace.

June 18, 2006 8:08 AM  
Blogger Radical One said...

hey corry! awesome news! i'm so thankful for you. i so much appreciate your positive attitude and for giving God praise.

thanks for sharing your miralce. we all need to hear (more ofen) ways that God is working in our lives and how He cares for us. may you continue to be blessed by Him!

lisa

June 18, 2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Thank you so much for your prayers, Schat :)
I love this new Dutch word "schat" ;)
HeHe!

June 19, 2006 4:40 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Lisa,
If it wasn't for having faith, counting my (our?) blessings and praising God for all His provisions and His grace and mercy, I suppose I (we?) would be in constant depression because things are not always how they are wanted to be. Nobody benefits from that and it's no testimony either. So... "be strong and of good courage" :-)

May God bless you bunches!

Audrey,
You are more then welcome.
"Schat" or "lieverd" are both words of endearment:-D.

God's Grace.

June 19, 2006 6:43 AM  
Blogger Lenise said...

Thanks for the update! I'm really glad it's working so well for you!! For now, the prednisone is doing pretty well by me, but it's good to know I have options.

Enjoy your knuckles! I know the feeling.

June 19, 2006 10:28 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Lenise,
The methotrexate worked well for me too for many years. So I know where you are coming from:-) All I can say right now is: I wish I had done this much sooner!

God's Grace.

June 19, 2006 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

You actually watched the needle go in?

You are soo brave......

I am so chicken about such things!!!

June 19, 2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger Gina Burgess said...

Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. I could turn cartwheels for you Corry, except I'm too old LOL

June 19, 2006 4:14 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Barbara,
Yes I did, but that was not due to my bravery but the nurse's quick reaction to my words, haha. She must have thought if she took me by surprise, I would get over my fear. It worked! :-)

Gina,
Amen!

You didn't seriously think I would buy the "age-thing", huh?! Too old, hah! I am not that far behind you.
Ok, ok, I'll let you off the hook. I couldn't do them myself either. grin.

God's Grace.

June 19, 2006 5:08 PM  
Blogger Nellie Bellie said...

Thank you for visting my site. Glad to hear every thing worked out.

June 19, 2006 7:13 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Nellie,
Thanks for the visit! :-)
I hope all works out for you as well. Keeping you in our prayers.

God's Grace.

June 20, 2006 9:45 AM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Hi Corry, I know how you felt the first time I had to give myself insulin the nurse brought me an orange and a bunch of needles and said practice cause you an't getting out of the hospital until you can give yourself your medicine. Considering how much better I felt since the insulin I was much more willing then I ever thought I would be. I am glad God makes those researchers who create medicine and thankful you can now take it.

Be loved

June 21, 2006 9:28 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Hi Mrs Zeke,
Thanks for the visit and the sharing. I don't know if the nurse will let me practise on an orange but I am more then willing to practise on myself, haha.
I concur with you on the researchers and I too am so grateful it's available to us. God is good:-)

God's Grace.

June 21, 2006 9:56 AM  
Blogger Kitty Cheng said...

Corry, yes all blessings are miracles, Praise the Lord! God's grace is sufficient for you dear sis.

June 21, 2006 10:19 AM  
Blogger Radical One said...

hey girl! just checking in on you to see how you're feeling.

blessings!
lisa

June 21, 2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Pia said...

mamu! i'm so happy for you! the pain of my arthritis is gone, thank God! it's crippling. i just applied some menthol gel and it helped ease the pain since i can't take pain reliever. i'll go ask my doctor about that medicine on my next visit. oh, btw, thank you so much for the help. thank you, thank you, thank you!

(((HUGS)))

June 22, 2006 1:42 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Hi Schat :)

How are you, lieve zus?

June 27, 2006 1:03 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Kitty,
Yes it is and I am sooo grateful for it and Him! :-)

Lisa,
Thanks girl, that's so sweet:-)
Doing real well here physically. God is blessing tremendously. I am getting my next shot today and I can hardly wait to see the results!
I hope all is well with you and yours. God bless you.

Pia,
You are more then welcome. You know we will help any way we can:-)
I am so grateful your pain is gone. I have faith all your other problems will be solved. We keep praying for you both.
Luv ya, girl! :-)

Audrey,
Dank je, lieve zus! God has given you a special gift. You bring smiles where ever you go! May God bless you abundantly.
Ik hou van jou! :-)

God's Grace.

June 27, 2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I'm so glad the Humira is giving you some relief! I can't stand injections either, and I applaud your courage. God bless you, Corry.

June 28, 2006 2:57 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Kim,
I am blessed beyond belief. God is so good!

Girl, when you see the positive effects it has, you are rapidly growing over your fear and look forward to the injections :-)

How are y'all doing? Has your daughter left yet?
God bless you.

God's Grace.

June 28, 2006 7:18 AM  
Anonymous Flora said...

Corry Just a quick addition after reading your #ll If you set the syringe out for a few minutes prior to injection to get the fluid to room temp and inject the fluid SLOWLY it seriously does not burn to to bad!

Take care and God bless.

Flora

July 16, 2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Flora,
Thanks so much for this advice, the nurse told me the same. She also gave me the tip to put some ice on the injection site a few minutes before the shot. That helps to numb it and doesn't burn that bad either.

God's Grace.

July 20, 2006 7:02 AM  

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