I have been off Methotrexate now for two weeks and will be switching from Enbrel to Cimzia in about two weeks. I am not complaining at the timing because this week is American Craft Beer week and Lloyd has the week planned.
I have not heard much about the Cimzia shot for Rheumatoid Arthritis. So I will be researching a little about it in the next two weeks. Are you on Cimzia or have you ever taken Cimzia for Rheumatoid Arthritis? How well did it work for you? What type of side effects did you have while taking Cimzia?
I will be getting another Vectra DA blood test when I go back to Dr. Forouzesh’s office at the end of May. We will use the results to see if Methotrexate was helping or not. Then have it to compare after the change to Cimzia, so it should be interesting. I am ready to try something new and I hope that it gives me the relief that Enbrel and Arava gave me for a couple years. I really look forward to getting to workout daily again and be able to carry my own bags again.
It has been awhile since I updated so here we go. I switched from Arava to Methotrexate four weeks ago and I’m starting to feel much better now. I am not 100% but 80% is good! Looking forward to being able to carry my camera around and take some good photos . Still taking Enbrel and B12 shots weekly. Currently enjoying not feeling like I was ran over by a truck.
The new year came and went by so fast! Since I was not feeling well, I did not get to do a post on my resolutions for this year. First, I decided I will go back to a notebook in my purse for my health log. Instead of trying to post what I’m dealing with or how I’m feeling in this blog daily, I will try to do a weekly post in my health log.
Secondly, I decided to start writing more about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). It was my intentions last year to have articles on this blog and not just a health log. Unfortunately, I was sick several months during last year, at both the beginning and the end of the year. Winters have always sucked for me. After I start feeling better, I end up spending most of my time catching up on everything that I need to do for my business, kids and home. I am still trying to catch up my photo blog, Geek Good Girl. Last year I started the Project 365 and because of not feeling well the last few months I have not finished the year. I have about 45 more photos to go, so I will be catching that up. I am hoping to start covering more marketing conferences on Geek Good Girl and of course post more photos. I am not going to continue Project 365, that way I will not have to worry about catching it up. Instead, I will post when I feel good or when I cover a conference.
Lastly, I hope to start or become involved in a non profit for Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have a few ideas and a friend with a PhD that can help with grant proposals; he does that for cancer research. I am also hoping some friends with RA and those without RA would be interesting in being involved with this non profit and ideas. So if you are reading this post, feel free to contact me. Social site links are in the sidebar —–>.
Since I have a thing for photos, I thought I would include a few in this post. My boyfriend has taken many photos of me in the last year. In previous years, I have not let him post photos of me when I was wiped out from the RA. Last year I got over it and let him post them as well. It is a part of my life. Funny, at the end of the year someone mentioned they can see in the photos when I am not feeling well. I always can see that in the photos, but my boyfriend does not really notice. Just like I don’t notice when he has gained weight. He always ask why I didn’t tell him he was that fat, I guess it just not what I’m looking at .
This photo was while I was feeling good, on a flight to Ireland, with my boyfriend. I can say I had a blast in Ireland. I have not walked that much since before I had RA. I was shocked at how much walking I was able to do without pain. (Day 255 of Project 365).