Infliximab!

Extra note: I don’t like  the way I have explained some things in here so please let me know if they don’t make sense.

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So if you have read my bio or any of my other post many of you know as well as struggling with mental health. I also have physical chronic illness called Crohn’s. For my Crohn’s to be controlled I require medication every night and an infusion every 6 weeks.

The infusion I get is called Infliximab it is a chimeric monoclonal antibody biologic drug. Which if understood what that meant I would explain it. I tend not to go on the medical side of drugs as long as it makes me feel better and theirs no serious side effects, I am cool with whatever. I leave the medical talk up to the doctors.

So as I said before I have this infusion every six weeks. So every six weeks I get admitted into hospital as a day patient. So a typical infusion usually take about half a day, I get in there a 9am and leave by about midday. Then nurses start by take my vitals, give me a hospital bracelet, put a cannula in and start the infusion. I usually take a book and also my phone and listen to some music as sitting getting the infusion is completely boring. The Infliximab always knocks me about a bit on the day I have it. So after I always go home and sleep for a few hours then it like I am as good as new.

Going into hospital so regularly dose get a bit annoying between the Crohn’s and the mental health issues I have, the hospital is like my second home but this medication definitely help my Crohn’s and keeps me from being sick.

Anyway that’s it for today, I have put some pictures of the cannula and my hospital bracelet with part of the bracelet blurred out because it has private information on there, so you can see them.

I will see you next time I post.

 

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