As of today I have successfully given myself a B12 injection every day for a week! And I can finally report ACTUAL PROGRESS!
B12 injections aren’t new to me anymore. I started weekly injections when I was first diagnosed with autoimmune pernicious anemia in the first few days of February. After 2 months of weekly jabs — and mostly just getting worse, my doctor agreed to alternate day self injections for 2 weeks. That was the moment I had to confront my lifelong needle phobia. After seeing a big difference between weekly and alternate day jabs, my doctor let me try daily. It’s still not easy to stick myself with a needle every day and I’ve had a bad fumble, but I’ve picked up some tips and tricks along the way to make it better.
I’ve still got a long way to go to feel like myself again, but I can feel some of my strength return. It’s like a glimmer of hope, and I am so grateful that my doctor let me try this dosage (since you can’t overdose on B12). I’m so relieved to finally find a dosage that yields real results. Because my B12 level was undetectable at diagnosis, my doctors told me it’d be 6 months before I was feeling well again. But now with daily jabs is the first time that has seemed like a possibility. Previously progress was minute, at best.
Today’s #OneGoodThing was completing a week of daily self injections and seeing real progress in my recovery.
Day 119 of 366.