Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Crohnie's Life

Today was Remicade infusion day. I receive the medication every seven weeks to help control my Crohn's disease. At one point this morning I had a needle in each arm: one for the IV, and the other for a lab draw.
I learned that today's infusion was my 80th (I started the medication in 1999). Although there are some side effects, and I still have my bad days with the disease, I could not be more grateful for this life-saving medication AND for the healthcare that pays for it. I don't know if I'd be alive today without this particular treatment, which costs around $4,000 a pop.

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