It has been a couple of months since I have had a full-on flare up. Maybe even three or four months. I gave up counting time from the last flare up. I just try to enjoy my newfound mobility.
I’ve been on Humira for some time now. It is certainly no panacea, but it definitely helps. I’m actually surprised that I have been back to work for two months now. It can be physically demanding, and when I get home from work, I crash on the couch the rest of the day, but I’m able to do it again the next day. It is gratifying as I haven’t worked much over the past four years.
I’m switching to Remicade to see if it does better as I still have nagging pain in various parts of my body. My left SI joint has been aggravated pretty much since I went back to work. I have yet to undergo my first infusion, but I hope for some improvement. I can always go back to Humira if it doesn’t work.
I’ve also lost fifteen pounds over the past couple of months. That makes thirty pounds over the past year or so. I’m hovering around 195, but am working to get down to 180. Less weight = less stress on my joints. That, and I’m looking svelte. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.