Saturday, June 26, 2010

My last weekend without shots…

Blog title courtesy of my good friend Mel

So, should I celebrate?

Just the other day my shots arrived in the mail.  They came in a HUGE box secured inside a Styrofoam cooler with lots of ice packs.  My Copaxone traveled safely!  I have my training session on Monday night so this weekend marks my last weekend of shot-free life.   Is this something to celebrate or something to prepare for? 

Preparing for life with shots seems perfectly logical.  I can plan the time and place of treatment and create a chart tracking site injections.  I love charts and it’s important to rotate to minimize site injection reactions.  Mentally I am not prepared at all and realize that I am scared and anxious to get started on treatment.  Take. Deep. Breaths. And. Relax.  I will chant this all day Monday as I prepare for my very first shot of Copaxone.

Celebrating for my last two days of shot-free life certainly seems like more fun.  I can have a party (although it would be challenging to pull all of my peeps together at such short notice) or get drunk and dance all night.  Hmmm.  Or, I can get my car washed, have a massage (by the world’s GREATEST masseuse), have a lovely lunch with my sweetie, watch the USA vs. Ghana soccer match, do some shopping, grab the latest Tom Cruise flick, start the art project that I’ve got in mind, go for a power walk, and maybe relax on the beach.  That sounds fantastic!  No need to party – I’ve got the perfect weekend already planned to welcome my life with shots.  You see, I am much more interested in slowing down the progression of my MS than worrying about how to celebrate being shot-free.  At least that's what I'm telling myself.  Bring it on!         



  1. The MRI images are totally cool, great idea to post them. Although you are starting your shots, you have such a great attitude in your latest blog entry - keep it up! All of us here in IdaHO(!) are thinking of you and love you soooooo very much.

  2. Wow! I never thought I would see inside you! That is a big lesion... Too bad the shots are of tequila! Oh my dear sweet sister, I hope these shots don't cause you too much pain. I love you so very much!

  3. Thanks for the support guys! It means the world to me!


  4. I wish my doc would give me pics! Very cool.

  5. Couldn't be prouder of you Babygirl! You are very brave and an inspiration.

    Love you,


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