On Pins And Needles
Between cleaning out drawers and closets, treating the windows with a heat-resisting film (we hope it works, but we are about to find out) and finding a permanent place for stuff that was scattered all over the house, I had to visit my Rheumatologist for a check-up, yesterday.
Her assistant was going to inquire with the health-insurance, to see if their policy regarding reimbursement for the latest RA-drugs had changed. Last time she did, it was too expensive for us to put me on one of those. And what do you know? God blessed! The policy had changed so much that my lower jaw almost hit the floor, hearing how little our co-pay would be and gave them the green light to go ahead and send us the drug.
"Humira is approved for reducing the signs and symptoms, inducing major clinical response, slowing the progression of joint damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Humira is also approved for reducing the signs and symptoms of active arthritis in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Humira can be used alone or with methotrexate or other DMARDs (disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs)."
Yeah, it's send to our home because it's a medication that needs to be kept refrigerated and is given by injection. Injection!! I will have to give myself a shot every two weeks. No big deal, huh? Yeah right. I already freak out watching a needle approaching flesh when on tv. Actually, I don't watch it at all, haha. And now I would have to do that myself. Oh dear, I don't know how that is going to work out.
I am grateful though these meds exist. It will slow down the progression of my RA substantially and might even call it to a halt. That is good news. And I know, God gives what's needed when it's needed !! :-)
Cast your burden on the LORD,And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.