Early infusion

Having spent more time on the bathroom floor the last three weeks due to a flare of my Crohn’s Disease, I was thrilled to snag a cancellation at my hospital’s Infusion Center and get in for my treatment early.

For nearly a year, I’ve been receiving regular infusions of generic Remicade, a TNF (tumor necrosis factor) blocker initially designed as a chemotherapy drug to treat cancer. It wasn’t effective against cancer, but it is used to treat autoimmune disease like Crohn’s. It works by suppressing my immune system, to stop it from attacking itself.

Though my body feels like I was hit by a train, my guts are already less twisty and painful than following my previous infusion. Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting my treatment early. And many thanks to my good friend Kelley for taking me to the appointment.

Day 167 of 365. And Day 898 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 

1 year ago today: Mama’s unbridled joy

2 years ago today: Our new railing

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

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