Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My New Avonex Pen


I am so relieved to be able to take my weekly MS Med (Avonex) injection with an auto-injector pen...

now I can give myself a shot without seeing the needle!

Hubs gave me the shot for 7 years before I was brave enough to stick myself with the harpoon large needle...
back in the day.


My Multiple Sclerosis (MS) journey started with no medications available.....til now there are many medications to choose from that can help slow down the progression.....while we wait on a cure.


playing with my iPad pics

22 comments:

Sandra said...

i pray they will find a cure, there are so many who need it. this is wonderful, that you have choices and a needle that is easy for you to use. also you are blessed wit a hubby who gave you your shots.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes I am blessed to have a Hubs that has went through this journey with me!!! I will blog about that...maybe on our anniversary next month

Debbie said...

I thank God regularly for the gift of intellect in those who come up with this stuff! I am so grateful that there ARE options and that living while waiting for the cure is markedly different now because some one used his gift wisely!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is unfortunate that some diseases are so hard to find a cure for. A friend of mine gives herself weekly injections to help slow down the effects of Chrons disease.

Ginny said...

Well, this is a very good thing!!! I didn't know that my iPad would make a collage?

Betsy Adams said...

I saw an ad about that auto-injector pen --advertising for people with Diabetes who take insulin. Looks so much better than the HARPOON needle.. ha

Hope they eventually find a cure for MS... It's a puzzling disease for sure...

God Bless.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope a cure comes soon :-)

My Journey With Candida said...

Since there is no cure, I am happy you have found an easier way to deal with this terrible disease.

Heidi said...

I adore my Avonex Pen! I'm glad you like it too!

Karen said...

I still don't think I could do it myself!

The Elephant's Child said...

Your Avonex pen looks amazing.
I am still injecting myself with Betainterferon. Harpoon is an accurate description - even with the applicator. I could do without the welts the injections raise as well.
Just the same, I will continue taking it as an act of faith - hoping that it does slow progression and does reduce the number of relapses.

Small Kucing said...

hope the cure will be here soon

SueAnn Lommler said...

These injectable pens are a Godsend!! Glad you can use one too!!
Hugs
SueAnn

DUTA said...

How wonderful that there are medications able to slow down disease until a cure is found!

Together We Save said...

I am glad you have found that pen to help you!! I hate needles so much even that would be a challenge for me.

Andaje said...

Wow.... wish that the Avonex would have been a pen like that when I started on that treatment 10+ years ago.... sadly Avonex didn't do it for me.....but I have started on one of the new meds with a pill a day.... hopefully more of the treatments will be converted to a pill someday, as I too once have to overcome a huge needle scare..... but happy that the Avonex have become easier for you to take :o)

Aries said...

With the wonders of science now a days, I am sure you will find a cure very soon. Happy New Year to you. A bit too late to wish now, I guess, but better be late than never. Hope this would be another great year for you.

Are We There Yet! said...

2013 seems like it is going to be a GREAT year. Hopefully they find a cure very soon. I hope so for your sake.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

I wish my husband would look into different meds for is MS

Connie Arnold said...

That's good you have an option that you can manage, and hopefully it will work well for you. I pray that cures will be found for diseases like yours and mine!

Flying high in the sky.... said...

WoW!! this sounds cool and comfortable.... and your hubby :) ..i always believed in soul mates and when you talk about him my belief gets confirmed... regards to him and loads of prayer for you :) take care, keep smiling, keep posting !

Donna said...

Yikes, I hate needles too! I'm so sorry about your disease. But thank goodness they have medicines that can help! My neighbor has advanced MS and I was helping here before Christmas, figuring out ways that she could do some photography. She gave it up a year or so ago, but I showed her different tripod set ups and ball heads for the tripods, so she can take photos of her flowers this spring.

Thank you for visiting my blog, BTW! Enjoy that iPad! Technology is a marvelous thing!

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